Institute of Medicine/CDC; lower salt guidelines not recommended; higher mortality cited
- mcf May 15, 2013 09:55 AM
I've been saying this for 15 years, after reading that higher mortality risk happens with severe salt restriction. Even in patients expected to benefit the most.
"WASHINGTON -- Evidence is insufficient to conclude that lowering daily sodium intake below 2,300 mg per day either harms or improves cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause mortality, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) said Tuesday.
Available evidence suggests that low sodium intake may lead to higher risk of adverse events in patients with more advanced heart disease, an IOM report found."