MedAware Systems dietary sodium restriction findings to be presented at the American Society for N
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This comprehensive review of 368 studies, entitled: A Novel Meta-Analytic Approach With Applications to Nutrition Research: A Comprehensive Analysis of Sodium Restriction is authored by Dr. Zung Tran, Anna Ivashchenko, and Kate Yzquierdo of MedAware Systems, and David Seres, MD, Director of Medical Nutrition and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University Medical Center, New York.
Whether and how much dietary sodium should be restricted for healthy or at-risk populations remains controversial. New epidemiological data suggest a striking increase in mortality with sodium intake < 3 g/day, confounding this discussion. The conclusion of this initial analysis is that more research is urgently needed given the sobering mortality data.
"We often hear that saturated fat, eggs, salt, anything else delicious are bad; no, wait, good; no, never mind, bad; oops, the science has evolved, so we reserve the right to change our minds monthly. ", said David Seres, MD. He continued, "Less than 15 percent of the thousands of recommendations in many dietary guidelines are based on the highest quality of research. This level of evidence is wholly inadequate for making any conclusive determinations on dietary restriction."
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