Sodium, Blood Pressure, and Cardiovascular Disease: Further Evidence Supporting the American Heart Association Sodium Reduction Recommendations

Published: November 02, 2012

  • There is a direct, progressive, consistent, and continuous relationship between blood pressure and adverse health outcomes.
  • Strong evidence has implicated excess sodium intake in the development of elevated blood pressure.
  • New studies reinforce recommendations to limit daily sodium (salt) intake to less than 1,500 milligrams.