August 2009 Issue
Most Adults Should Cap Sodium at 1,500 milligrams.
Four years ago, Americans were told to cut back on their sodium intake to bring it below 2,300 milligrams(mg)/day, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The recommendation came with a little side note that a select group of people—those with hypertension, African-Americans, and middle-aged and older adults—should restrict their intake even further, to 1,500 mg/day.
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