IOM chair on anti-salt nannies: ‘You shouldn’t make public health recommendations where there are no data to defend them’

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports:

[Institute of Medicine chairman Brian Strom]said his committee and the AHA are not in disagreement regarding excessive sodium; he just wants everyone to stick with the evidence. “Our hope is when the AHA and others look at what we found, they may consider revising their recommendations,” Strom said. “The bigger point is we’re mostly in agreement with the AHA, but you shouldn’t make public health recommendations where there are no data to defend them.”

Read more at JAMA.

One thought on “IOM chair on anti-salt nannies: ‘You shouldn’t make public health recommendations where there are no data to defend them’”

  1. You always have to wonder about the though processes when you see people comission a study and then lambast its results because it doesn’t fit with their preconceived conclusions. I’m reminded of the comic when Lex Luthor’s research team concluded that Superman was Clark Kent. He promptly fired the lot of them for presenting something so ridiculous.

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