Ex-Heart Association Prez: ‘No science to support reducing sodium consumption to 1500 mg a day’

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports:

But Suzanne Oparil, MD, a past president of the AHA and American Society of Hypertension and a professor of medicine and physiology and biophysics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, said there is no science to support reducing sodium consumption to 1500 mg a day. She added that it “irritates” her when the DASH-Sodium study is presented as evidence: “They always throw it up to people to justify low sodium, but the big benefit was from the DASH diet itself.” [Emphasis added]

Read more at JAMA.