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From The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
June 4, 2014

Salt Restriction

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JAMA. 2014;311(21):2229. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.6280

The average daily intake of sodium in the US is about 3400 mg. Dietary guidelines recommend reducing it to <2300 mg/day in general, and to 1500 mg for African Americans, persons with hypertension, diabetes or chronic renal disease, and for all those >50 years old.1 Salt reduction lowers blood pressure, and lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and death.2

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