Pass the salt: Study finds average consumption safe for heart health

Aug 17, 2018, 11:49 AM by Joel Tiller
A large, international study led by HEI's Andrew Mente suggests that sodium consumption does not increase health risks, except for those who consume more than five grams a day.
New research shows that for the vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase health risks except for those who eat more than five grams a day, the equivalent of 2.5 teaspoons of salt.

The large, international study led by HEI's Andrew Mente also shows that even for those individuals there is good news. Any health risk of sodium intake is virtually eliminated if people improve their diet quality by adding fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, potatoes, and other potassium rich foods.

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