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Lowering sodium consumption could save US $18 billion annually in health costs, study finds
Date:9/11/2009

Reducing Americans' average intake of sodium to the amount recommended by health officials could save the nation as much as $18 billion annually in avoided health care costs and improve the quality of life for millions of people, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

The study estimates that meeting national sodium guidelines could eliminate 11 million cases of high blood pressure nationally and extend the lives of thousands of people each year. The monetary value of the improved quality of life would be an estimated $32 billion annually, according to the findings published in the September/October edition of the Journal of Health Promotion.

"This study provides an important first step toward quantifying the benefits of reducing the intake of sodium by the American public," said Kartika Palar, the study's lead author and a graduate fellow at the RAND Pardee Graduate School. "These findings make a strong case that there's value in pursuing a population-based approach to reducing sodium intake among Americans."

The study is one of the first to estimate the economic benefits of lowering sodium consumption among the American public.

Excessive consumption of sodium is a persistent health problem in the United States, causing increased rates of high blood pressure and related illnesses such as cardiovascular diseases. The Institute of Medicine recommends that adults consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day, with lower amounts recommended for older adults, black patients and those with high blood pressure -- groups that are at higher risk.

Researchers from RAND Health analyzed information about Americans' blood pressure levels, use of antihypertensive medications and sodium intake from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a federal study that routinely assesses the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The study is unique in that it combines
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Contact: Warren Robak
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RAND Corporation
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