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Studies Support Population-Based Efforts to Lower Excessive Dietary Sodium Intakes, But Raise Questions About Potential Harm From Too Little Salt Intake
Released: 5/14/2013

Recent studies that examine links between sodium consumption and health outcomes support recommendations to lower sodium intake from the very high levels some Americans consume now, but evidence from these studies does not support reduction in sodium intake to below 2,300 mg per day, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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IOM Report Examines New Studies on Salt Intake Levels and Health Outcomes
Released: 5/6/2013

Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, examines a group of recent studies that look at the connections between sodium consumption and health outcomes like heart disease and death, in contrast with previous studies that link sodium intake to blood pressure. The report also examines the potential health outcomes of reducing sodium consumption from the levels many Americans eat as well as to the lower end of intake levels recommended for population subgroups.

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