IOM Report — Worth Its Salt For Future Health Policy

Law360, New York (June 3, 2013, 12:52 PM EDT) -- On May 13, 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report assessing sodium intake in the general population and special subpopulations.[1] Significantly, the report concluded that although adults still consume an average of 3,400 mg of sodium daily, which is well above the current federal guideline of less than 2,300 mg per day, the evidence does not support further lowering to 1,500 mg per day as was suggested for many subpopulations by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

In addition, the report found no evidence...
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