Title: Problems With the American Heart Association Presidential Advisory Advocating Sodium Restriction.
Authors: DiNicolantonio JJ, Niazi AK, Lavie CJ, O’Keefe JH.
Source: Am J Hypertens. (2013);26(10):1201-1204. http://ajh.oxfordjournals.org/content/26/10/1201.short
Brief: AHA recommendations represented a skewed image of the current body of literature on this topic. Conclusive evidence that restricting sodium in the diet will have a positive effect on CV morbidity and mortality is lacking; in fact, it is possible that severe sodium restrictions may be harmful to specific patient populations.