In the last decade many guidelines and report have been published about the optimal restriction of sodium
intake for blood pressure control which deserve to be discussed in the medical community at large. The list includes i. the
2005 Dietary Guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services and US Department of Agriculture; ii. The
2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans; iii. The 2011 Presidential Statement of American Heart Association; iiii.
The 2012 WHO guidelines on sodium intake in adults and children, v. The 2013 Report of the Institute of Medicine of the
National Academies of the United States. All of them support the efficacy and feasibility of sodium restriction for blood
Keywords: Blood pressure, guidelines, salt intake.
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