CDC admits long-standing error — there is no benefit in reducing salt

KFOR reports:

A recent report commissioned by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reviewed the health benefits of reducing salt intake and the take-home message is that salt, in the quantities consumed by most Americans, is no longer considered a substantial health hazard. What the CDC study reported explicitly is that there is no benefit, and may be a danger, from reducing our salt intake below 1 tsp per day.

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8 thoughts on “CDC admits long-standing error — there is no benefit in reducing salt”

  1. This is dangerous. When I mentioned it, the health care providers newrly deported me. To the afterlife. “salt is bad”. To question that is almost as bad as saying CO2 is good.

  2. CDC does not admit a mistake. There is a benefit in reducing salt but not below 1500 mg/day. READ THE CONCLUSION BELOW:
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    CONCLUSION OF THE CDC COMMITTEE’S REPORT

    The committee’s report provides additional insight concerning the nation’s efforts to stem the health effects of high dietary sodium intake, based on newer types of studies focused directly on health outcomes. The new studies support current efforts to reduce excessive sodium intake in order to lower risk of heart disease and stroke. However, the evidence on health outcomes is not consistent with efforts that encourage lowering of dietary sodium in the general population to 1,500 mg/day. Further research may shed more light on the association between lower — 1,500 to 2,300 mg—levels of sodium and health outcomes.

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    CHECK IT OUT AT:

    http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2013/Sodium-Intake-in-Populations-Assessment-of-Evidence/Report-Brief051413.aspx?page=2

  3. “The evidence on health outcomes is not consistent with efforts that encourage lowering of dietary sodium in the general population to 1,500 mg/day.”

    They say 1,500 mg/day is too low.

    You say there are benefits in reducing salt but not below 1500 mg/day. What do you know that they don’t?

  4. .A person can overdose on salt and go into a coma. Adding more salt to a food for taste – excess salt is removed from the body through the digestive system. too little salt can bring on an episode of heart attack. Salt potassium are essential to electrical aspect of the heart – running the motor if you will. Salt, sugar, obesity being an illness – like most information coming from the government – all politically motivated with little real concern for the wellbeing of people

  5. only 10% or less of the population have salt regulatory disorders…..to over 90% of us there is an extremely high tolerance for salt and no problems with salt intakes 20 times the recommended levels.

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