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Lecture 32- Sodium

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Lecture 32: Sodium 18/11/2009 12:13:00 **Remember- (Protein-> Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypertension) Calcium- Blood Pressure Connection  Low consumption of calcium correlates with high blood pressure o Low blood calcium causes greater excitability of smooth muscle  (arteries).  Calcium Supplements reduces blood pressure in people with low blood  calcium. RELATIONSHIP IS STRONGER THAN WITH DIETARY SODIUM  Increase incidences of hypertension with increase salt intake btwn Countries  No correlation within the country Low cases with increase cases of calcium within country Decrease in Blood Pressure Sensory is kidneys When drops releases Renin protein  Renin is released into blood and work wit Angiotensin I (inactive form). When  combinded by ACE, Angiotensin turns to active form (Angiotensin II) Angiotension causes muscles to contract, floats in blood and travels into the 
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