IOM Recommends Less Salt

In February 2004 a panel of experts from the Institute of Medicine?s Food and Nutrition Board released its report on the need for water, salt and potassium.1 The new guidelines make it clear that the average American is consuming too much salt. This report sets a toxic upper limit (UL) for sodium as 2,300 mg. For young adults, the new guidelines state that 1,500 mg of sodium is an adequate int...

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