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NewsBites September 2014 Issue

Hold the Salt, Experts Agree

This summer, the New York City Department of Health and the American Heart Association brought together 34 of the world’s leading nutrition scientists and epidemiologists to tackle the link between dietary sodium and heart disease. The experts issued a joint statement concluding that “the evidence is clear. Population-wide reduction of sodium intake is an integral approach to reducing cardiovascular disease events and mortality in the United States.” They cited a “compelling body of evidence from laboratory, clinical and population research.”

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