Sodium Intake Among Persons Aged ≥2 Years — United States, 2013–2014

CDC MORIBIDITY & MORTALITY REPORT | on Thu, Mar 30, 1:00 PM

High sodium consumption can increase hypertension, a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (1). Reducing sodium intake can lower blood pressure, and sodium reduction in the U.S. population of 40% over 10 years might save at least 280,000 lives (2). Average sodium intake in the United States remains in excess of Healthy People 2020 objectives,* and monitoring sources of sodium in the U.S. population can help focus sodium reduction measures (3,4). Data from 2013–2014 What We Eat in Amer...

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