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SOURCE Hypertension Canada
MONTREAL, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ -
|WHAT:||Hypertension Canada is convening the nation's top high blood pressure experts at this year's Vascular 2013 Conference in Montreal, Quebec to debate the issue of what the appropriate recommended sodium intake levels should be for Canadians living with high blood pressure and those who are trying to prevent it.|
|WHEN:||Thursday, October 17, 2013|
|DETAILS:||*Canada's renowned high blood pressure experts gather to debate the acceptable level of sodium intake|
|*The debate: to keep the current recommendation at 1500 mg or raise it?|
|*How will this affect the health of the 7.4 million sufferers of high blood pressure?|
|*How will food manufacturers respond? Will they see this as a win?|
|*Hypertension Canada's recommendations task force, the Canadian Hypertension Education Program, will sift through latest scientific evidence and lead/moderate the debate|
|* Dr. Raj Padwal, spokesperson, Hypertension Canada, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta|
|* Dr. Luc Trudeau, spokesperson, Hypertension Canada and Director of the Hypertension Clinic at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal|
|* Dr. Luc Poirier, spokesperson, Hypertension Canada|
|* Dietitian Dr. Debra Reid, spokesperson, Hypertension Canada|
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