A Bengali Dietary Salt Study to Control Blood Pressure

2014-08-27 03:29:43 | BioPortfolio


The aim of this study is to assess the benefits of using low-salt and healthy eating educational programme, designed specifically for Bangladeshi kidney patients, compared to the usual diet advice given by the clinic dietitians.


We conducted an exploratory study initially to learn about the East London Bangladeshi (ELB) kidney patients salt intake. Furthermore, we assessed their educational needs to inform the development and implementation of an educational programme to reduce dietary salt intake in line with the Department of Health recommendations for a good blood pressure control. The educational programme will be tested in a randomized controlled trial. We are interested in salt because studies have shown that salt is one of the causes of high blood pressure. Scientific studies have also shown that the longer a person has high blood pressure the more the damage to the kidneys.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Historical Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment




Low-salt educational programme, Low-salt Bangladeshi educational programme, Low-salt Bangladeshi educational programme


The Royal London Hospital
United Kingdom
E1 1BB




Barts & The London NHS Trust

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