Brian Strom, chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggested that cutting back on sodium too much actually poses health hazards. Strom, who chaired an Institute of Medicine panel that reported on sodium last year, affirmed the findings, saying no studies have shown a benefit for sodium intake of less than 2,300 milligrams, which some health authorities recommend. Reducing dietary sodium has been a public-health goal for several decades, but meeting the recommended targets is a daunting challenge for most people.
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