American Heart Association Disagrees with Institute of Medicine’s Report on Sodium Intake

After a meticulous study, the American Heart Association has concluded that a report on sodium intake by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) does not emphasize enough the impact of high consumption to an individual’s health.

“While the American Heart Association commends the IOM for taking on the challenging topic of sodium consumption, we disagree with key conclusions,” said the association’s CEO Nancy Brown. “The 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.”

Moreover, the IOM report says that sodium intake lower than 2,300 mg daily does not lead to heart related disease or stroke. The AHA disagrees and recommends not consuming more than 1,500 mg a day.

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