The Salt Institute welcomed the finding that too little salt might actually harm health.
"It is good to see that this report cautions against drastic sodium reduction efforts to get people to consume dangerously low levels of sodium of 1,500 mg a day," Morton Satin, vice president of science and research at the institute, said in a statement. "There is no scientific justification for population-wide sodium reduction to such low levels, and the recognition by the IOM experts that such low levels may cause harm may help steer overzealous organizations away from reckless recommendations."
The Institute of Medicine provides independent, objective, evidence-based advice to policymakers, health professionals, the private sector, and the public.
For more on salt, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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