IOM: No Evidence for Salt Reduction

Title: Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence.

Author: National Research Council. Institute Of Medicine

Source: Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2013. http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2013/Sodium-Intake-in-Populations-Assessment-of-Evidence.aspx

Brief: There is no scientific evidence supporting the population wide sodium reduction targets recommended by the U.S. government. Report recognizes the limitations of the available evidence, and explains that there is no consistent evidence to support an association between sodium intake and either a beneficial or adverse effect on most direct health outcomes other than some CVD outcomes and all-cause mortality.

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