nutrition

More data on sodium and mortality

How long before we stop trumping data on sodium and blood pressure and start paying attention to the accumulating data on sodium and mortality. Latest data comes complements of the Health ABC Study in JAMA Internal Medicine:

In our study, we observed no association between FFQ- determined dietary sodium intake and 10-year mortality or in- cident CVD and HF among older adults participating in the Health ABC Study. Compared with baseline sodium intake of 1500 to 2300 mg/d, no signal of benefit was observed with less than 1500 mg/d of sodium intake.

See this NephJC from August for on the subject of dietary sodium intake, blood pressure and mortality.