Should Everyone Consume Less Sodium?

Two recent studies abstracted in the New England Journal of Medicine attempt to determine whether “a reduction in the sodium intake of entire populations would be a worthwhile public health measure”. After studying over 100,000 people in each of the two studies, the authors’ conclusion, as summarized by Dalrymple, will probably not surprise you:

In fact, the editorial did not advocate a reduction in the world intake of salt… The conclusion is that more research is necessary (it always is).


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