5/14/2013 12:50:00 PM

New Report Finds Low Sodium Diet Not Necessary For Most

Contrary to years of prior health advice, a new report finds that sticking to a low sodium diet (around 1,500 mg per day) wasn't necessary for those not at risk. Not only that, but eating too little sodium may also pose health risks. The NY Times reports:

“As you go below the 2,300 mark, there is an absence of data in terms of benefit and there begin to be suggestions in subgroup populations about potential harms,' said Dr. Brian L. Strom, chairman of the committee and a professor of public health at the University of Pennsylvania. He explained that the possible harms included increased rates of heart attacks and an increased risk of death."

[NYT]

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