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Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States

Description:

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has disseminated a consensus report with strategies reduce sodium intake in the United States.  An estimated 100,000 annual deaths could be prevented through implementation of sodium reduction strategies.  The IOM concludes that decreasing sodium content of food requires for concerted governmental efforts, with the overarching goal being to reduce the sodium content of food without compromising individual tastes and preferences.

Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Nutrition

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

Institute of Medicine

Submitted:

07/14/2011

Modified:

07/15/2011

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