Committee Advocates Less Sodium

At 3,400 milligrams of salt per day, most Americans consume nearly double the fewer than 2,300 milligrams recommended by Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Now the gap could become more pronounced as the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee suggests daily limits be set at fewer than 1,500 milligrams. The recommendation is to gradually decrease sodium, said Penelope Slade-Sawyer, Health

WASHINGTON — At 3,400 milligrams of salt per day, most Americans consume nearly double the fewer than 2,300 milligrams recommended by Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Now the gap could become more pronounced as the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee suggests daily limits be set at fewer than 1,500 milligrams.

“The recommendation is to gradually decrease sodium,” said Penelope Slade-Sawyer, Health and Human Services' assistant secretary for Health, Disease Prevention

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