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August 2017 Issue




Salt Intake Up Among the Hypertensive

Daily sodium intake increased significantly in Americans with high blood pressure from 1999-2012, research shows. Despite recommendations in government guidelines to limit daily sodium to a maximum of 1,500 milligrams (mg) for people with high blood pressure, they consumed an average of 3,100 mg, an increase of more than 14 percent over the 14-year study period. Data based on daily food intake questionnaires were analyzed from about 13,000 Americans, average age of 60.


American College of Cardiology annual meeting,
March 19, 2017