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Reducing saltconsumption below the currently recommended 2,300 milligrams about 1 1/2 teaspoons per day maybe unnecessary, according to areleased Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
The news follows a decades long push to get Americans to reduce the amount of salt in their diet because of strong links between high sodiumconsumption and hypertension, a known risk factor for heart disease.
The IOM, at the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reviewed recent studies published through 2012 that explored ties between salt consumption and direct health outcomes like cardiovascular disease and death. determined there wasn enough evidence to say whether loweringsalt consumptionto levels between 1,500 and 2,300 mg per day could increase or decrease your risk of heart disease and mortality. But lowering sodium intake might adversely affect your health, the panel found.
new studies support previous findings that reducing sodium from very high intake levels to moderate levels improves health, said committee chair Brian Strom, the George S. Pepper professor of public health and preventive medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. they also suggest that lowering sodium intake too much may actually increase a person risk of some health problems. problems, he said, could include heart attack or death.
The current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that a sub group of people anyoneolder than51, African Americans, and people with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease limit their salt intake to 1,500 mg a day.
The IOM committee found no benefit, but possibly a risk of poor health outcomes with lower salt intake in people with these pre existing conditions, but said that evidence is inconsistent and limited. population, the report said.
the committee concluded that the evidence on direct health outcomes does not support recommendations to lower sodium intake within these subgroups to, or even below, 1,500 mg per day. adults eat on average 3,400 mg of salt a day, according to the IOM. Groups like the American Heart Association (AHA) support reducing that number. In 2011, the AHA called for a reduction in daily consumption, recommending all Americans eat no more than 1,500 mg a day.
The IOM report, the AHA said Tuesday,
does not accurately assess salt impact on health. the American Heart Association commends the IOM for taking on the challenging topic of sodium consumption, we disagree with key conclusions, said the association CEO, Nancy Brown. report is missing a critical component a comprehensive review of well established evidence which links too much sodium to high blood pressure and heart disease. Salt Institute says it welcomes the IOM study, calling it a major breakthrough in the salt debate.
whole thing has been blood pressure driven and this study finally looks at overall health outcomes, said Morton Satin, vice president of science and research for the institute.
study makes it very, very clear that the level of 1,500 mg that has been recommended in the dietary guidelines is not warranted, despite this full throated cry for these levels by some organizations . We hope this is the opening of the much broader review of the available evidence and a devotion to ensuring that our guidelines reflect the science. IOM panel was not asked to make recommendations on what a healthy range should be. It says more research is needed to help shed light on how lower sodium levels affect health in all Americans.
On Monday, the Center For Science In The Public Interest published results of a new investigation on what they call the food industry failed efforts to reduce sodium levels in pre packaged and restaurant foods. It called for phased in limits in an effort to prevent heart disease. The group tracked nearly 500 food products between 2005 and 2011.
strategy of relying on the food industry to voluntarily reduce sodium has proven to be a public health disaster, said CSPI executive directorMichael F. Jacobson. on the part of industry and the federal government is condemning too many Americans to entirely preventable heart attacks, strokes, and deaths each year. Does it not enter your feeble mind that some people patronize these establishments because they want to save money or perhaps they find some of the product offerings superior to those found elsewhere?
I shop at Walmart because that is the only store where I can find plain, ordinary tomato juice that is not made from processed concentrate. Likewise, Walmart store brand raisins are of higher quality than the Sunmaid brand and cost appreciably less.
In general, I find that the fresh fruits and vegetables that Walmart carries are equal in quality to any other store (Target, Cub, Rainbow) and are on average 25% cheaper. A Dole pineapple at Walmart $2.48. A Dole pineapple at Target $3.48.
May 19, 2013 at 12:39
My husband had a heart attack in October and I am just amazed at how much sodium is in everything. We now watch everything we eat and make everthing ourselves. His doctor wants him to keep his sodium intake around 1500 mg a day and we have been achieving that but it is a lot of work. We haven been out to eat in six months but I have to tell you I dying for a blooming onion at Outback. Look up a blooming onion at Outback. It has enough sodium for the whole day plus some.
May 16, 2013 at 19:55
Just because one person has eaten a ton of salt or sugar in their life and doesn have medical issues doesn mean those things don contribute majorly to other people having them. That why we run studies over many people. Put another way, anecdotes are not evidence and don have statistical significance. I referring to this paragraph:
adults eat on average 3,400 mg of salt a day, according to the IOM. Groups like the American Heart Association (AHA) support reducing that number. In 2011, the AHA called for a reduction in daily consumption, recommending all Americans eat no more than 1,500 mg a day. makes it sound like the AHA recommended less than 1500 milligrams of salt per day. But it was actually a recommendation for 1500 mg or less of sodium which is the amount of sodium contained in about 3750 milligrams of salt. So if americans eat only 3400 mg of salt per day, then they are well within the limit of 1500 mg of sodium per day. But I suspect that statement about daily salt intake is erroneous, and it refers to average sodium intake instead.