Navigation Links
Americans Already Consuming the Right Amount of Salt
Date:6/26/2012

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 26, 2012

The current average levels of salt consumption are well within the healthy range according to a comprehensive review of all the available research on sodium intake and health outcomes. This review, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, identified the ideal range for optimum health and concluded, “This robust body of evidence does not support universal reduction of sodium intake.”

The authors, Dr. Michael Alderman and Dr. Hillel Cohen, examined 23 observational studies covering some 360,000 individuals and found at the very low and very high levels of salt consumption there was a negative effect on health, but in between those extremes there was a very broad safe range of salt consumption that resulted in optimum health.

Their analysis indicated that this broad, safe range went from 5 g (a bit less than a teaspoon) all the way to 15.6 g (a little more than 2 1/2 teaspoons) of salt. Any level of consumption less than a teaspoon or more than 2 1/2 teaspoons of salt would place consumers at a greater overall risk of poor health outcomes. Currently, Americans consume approximately 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt, placing them right in the middle of this safe range of consumption.

This study refutes the recommendations of the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines which call for one half the population to consume less than 1 teaspoon of salt and the remaining half to consume even less, down to 2/3 of a teaspoon of salt. According to this study, these levels of consumption would increase the risk to consumers.

“The debate on the right amount of salt people should eat is over. It’s time we base our nutritional recommendations on the actual evidence rather than outdated opinion,” said Lori Roman, president of the Salt Institute. “Our Dietary Guidelines are totally out of touch with the latest science. If we don’t correct them, Americans will suffer.”

—30—

The Salt Institute is a North American based non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing the many benefits of salt, particularly to ensure winter roadway safety, quality water and healthy nutrition.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9623952.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Young Americans Need to Cut Calorie Intake: Study
2. Americans Support Medicare Reform, But Not on Their Dime: Poll
3. One-third of adult Americans with arthritis battle anxiety or depression
4. Systemic sclerosis complications more severe in African Americans than Caucasians
5. 53 million Americans might have diabetes by 2025, according to a new study in Population Health Management
6. Fewer Young Americans Smoking, Survey Finds
7. Genetic marker may predict smoking quantity in African Americans
8. Half of Americans with individual health plans could gain better coverage under the ACA
9. 1 in 5 Americans Has Untreated Cavities: CDC
10. WSU study finds overwhelming evidence of hidden heart disease in hypertensive African-Americans
11. More Than 46 Million Americans Uninsured in 2011: Report
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... has seen a significant spike in their clients' employee participation for their wellness ... health screening by implementing a high-deductible health plan with outcome-based deductible incentives. As ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... , ... Stern Environmental Group , of Secaucus, New Jersey, working in ... Stern’s Real Time Monitoring (RTM) Device. Stern Environmental Group will sell the first ... for use in dormitories, shelters, and nursing homes for real time bedbug monitoring in ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 ... ... has announced that Rudolfo (Rudy) Cifolelli has joined the company as Vice President ... and the development of U.S. and international sales in the rapidly expanding field ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... ... Jericho Project has named LaToya Williams-Belfort to the position of Chief Development and Communications ... the nationally-acclaimed nonprofit, working closely with CEO Tori Lyon and the Board of Directors ... , “LaToya Williams-Belfort is joining Jericho at an exciting time of growth and ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... How to Write Error Free Procedures, **Presented by Ginette ... Human error is known to be the major cause of quality and production losses ... eliminated, many human performance problems can be prevented. , How to Write Error Free ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/23/2016)... Non-invasive diagnostic test realizes the potential of ... be presented at Yissum’s booth, at IATI-BIOMED 2016 conference  ... the Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced today it ... MKI, the technology investment arm of Morris Kahn , ... early detection of multiple diseases by analyzing circulating DNA ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... May 23, 2016 Gamida Cell, ... treatment of cancer and orphan genetic diseases, announced today ... $4.4 million from the Israel Innovation Authority (formerly the ... of Economy and Industry. The mission of the Israel ... various industries, including science and technology, while stimulating economic ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... Conn. , May 23, 2016   ... has entered into an agreement with Egalet Corporation ... patent claims. As part of the agreement the ... and will enable all three companies to develop ... properties. "This agreement reflects the commitment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: