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Editor's Note
April 27, 2020

Lowering Dietary Sodium Intake—Implementing and Studying the Effectiveness of Public Health Interventions

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  • 1Duke University, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina
  • 2Associate Editor, JAMA Internal Medicine
JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):887. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0909

The link between dietary sodium intake and hypertension has been well established, with reductions in dietary sodium intake being associated with decreases in blood pressure and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The World Health Organization recommends reducing sodium intake (limit sodium intake to <5 g [87 mmol] per day for adults) as one of the most cost-effective measures that countries can take to improve general population health outcomes.1

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