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[CONSUMPTION OF MINERAL WATER IN HUNGARY]

KISS István1,2, GÖRGÉNYI Frigyes, KERKOVITS Lóránd3

FEBRUARY 20, 2010

LAM Extra for General Practicioners - 2010;2(01)

[Natural mineral waters in their "natural form" are meant for public consumption and are officially recognized waters by a certain definition which states that they possess beneficial qualities in medical respects due to their mineral and trace element contents. Our subsurface mineral waters are being bottled without manipulation from about five hundred wells and springs. Nowadays we drink mineral waters to satisfy our biological needs. Hopefully in place of the "germanic type" mineral waters containing traditionally higher level of minerals, the "mediterran type" mineral waters containing less salt will come to the front in the future. We consume above 15 grams pro day of salt in place of the suggested under 6 grams pro day. Reducing the salt content of the foods and consuming less salt can prevent the rising of blood pressure and tone down the risks of developing cardiovascular diseases. The Hungarian Society of Hypertension therefore announces the serious reduction of sodium chlorid consumption for the year 2010 as part of the STOP-SALT Program and the Hungarian National Cardiovascular Program possibly including the desire to consume less mineral water with high sodium levels.]

AFFILIATIONS

  1. Dél-budai Nefrológiai Központ, Fővárosi Önkormányzat Szent Imre Kórház, B. Braun Avitum Hungary Zrt.
  2. Geriátriai Tanszéki Csoport, Semmelweis Egyetem, II. Sz. Belgyógyászati Klinika
  3. Dél-budai Nefrológiai Központ

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