Study, Sodium Intake Levels Had Little To Do With Heart Health In Seniors

January 19, 2015 7:17 PM

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Increased sodium intake was not linked with higher risk of mortality throughout the span of 10 years in Medicare patients, Andreas P. Kalogeropoulos, MD, MPH, Phd, of Emory University, and associates reported in JAMA Internal Medicine.

“Recently, there’s been a hot debate about the suitable dietary sodium intake,” Scott Hummel, MD, of the University of Michigan, said in an interview. “Low sodium content in the diet may inflate the levels of aldosterone and catecholamines and other supposed neurohormones that may contribute to card...

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