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Analysis revisits sodium recommendation

Analysis revisits sodium recommendation

Brian Strom, Institute of Medicine committee chairman and professor of public health and preventive medicine, gives us his take on how and why we should monitor our daily sodium intake.  

Three years after calling on food companies and governments to help consumers reduce their sodium intake to 1,500 mg daily or less, the Institute of Medicine issued an about-face in May, announcing that current research “did not support” slashing intake below 2,300 mg daily, and that levels below 1,500 mg could be dangerous. The report is in direct conflict with American Heart Association reco

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