Food Nanny Earthquake: Institute of Medicine admits no evidence for reducing sodium intake below 2300 mg/day

Keep sharp objects away from food nannies today! Devastating for 1500 mg/day nanny recommendation.

Given this background, overall, the committee found that the available evidence on associations between sodium intake and direct health outcomes is consistent with population-based efforts to lower excessive dietary sodium intakes, but it is not consistent with previous efforts that encourage lowering of dietary sodium in the general population to 1,500 mg per day.

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3 thoughts on “Food Nanny Earthquake: Institute of Medicine admits no evidence for reducing sodium intake below 2300 mg/day”

  1. It is not about truth – what actually is. It is about power and control over the low information citizen (read damn dumb and stupid) in sufficient numbers to outvote the scientifically and medically informed citizens.

  2. My physician told me my kidneys, at their stupidest moment, are smarter than any person who conducts a study on the effect on sodium on hypertension. He further explained that kidneys are quite adept at keeping sodium levels healthy and that to link one factor to all hypertension is like linking the existence of potholes to all flat tires.

  3. Say, are y’all aware of this classic gem?

    1950. Salt causes hypertension.
    1960. Salt does not cause hypertension.
    1970. Salt causes hypertension.
    1980. Salt relieves hypertension.
    1998. The AMA Journal concludes that “salt does not affect hypertension in any way.”
    –PAUL HARVEY

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