A recent report by the IoM has reviewed the adverse and beneficial health effects of reducing the sodium intake of the US population. The IoM found no consistent evidence of an association between sodium intake and most human health effects, other than an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality with higher dietary sodium intake. Although some evidence suggests that decreasing sodium intake could possibly reduce the risk of gastric cancer, there is insufficient information to conclude that higher sodium intake increases the risk.

US Institute of Medicine (IoM). Sodium intake in populations: assessment of evidence. Pre-publication copy, 2013.




The above item was taken from the July 2013 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here for more details).

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