A trip to inner space: insights into salt balance from cosmonauts.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The epidemiological association between high salt intake and hypertension is well established. However, in most patients, the specific defect causing salt-dependent hypertension cannot be discerned. In this issue of Cell Metabolism, Rakova and associates use an unprecedented study design to characterize long-term salt balance in humans (Rakova et al., 2012).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ortiz-Melo, D; Coffman, TM

Published Date

  • January 8, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 2

PubMed ID

  • 23312276

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1932-7420

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cmet.2012.12.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States