Source
Lancet. 1977 Mar 26;1(8013):677-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-26-1977
Author
K. Ostergaard
Source
Lancet. 1977 Mar 26;1(8013):677-8
Date
Mar-26-1977
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Age Factors
Aged
Blood pressure
Cadmium - analysis
Comparative Study
Denmark
Female
Humans
Hypertension - etiology - pathology
Kidney - analysis - pathology
Male
Middle Aged
Smoking
Spectrophotometry, Atomic
Water supply
Abstract
The cadmium concentration of renal tissue from 82 patients who had died at the age of 45-65 years has been determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry; 43 were normotensive and 39 hypertensive. Renal cadmium concentration was higher in normotensives than in hypertensives. When smoking habits were taken into account, renal cadmium concentration was found to be 82% higher in normotensives than in hypertensives. Other workers have found the opposite relationship. It is proposed that this discrepancy might reflect either that variations due to age were not taken into account in previous investigations or that a difference exists between soft-water areas and hard-water areas such as the one studied.
PubMed ID
66476 View in PubMed
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