National Academies Report Reduces Daily Sodium Limits
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) has released updated recommendations on sodium intake and for the first time ties lower daily sodium limits to a reduction in risk for chronic disease. Notably, the report says that adults can lower their risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease by limiting sodium intake to 2300 mg daily (the same upper limit as in 2005) and can further reduce risk by targeting an intake of 1500 mg daily — the chronic disease risk reduction (CDRR) target.
@agnik For infants up to 6 months of age, the updated sodium intake level is 110 mg daily; for children up to 13 years of age, it is 110 mg daily. The report also updates adequate intake levels for potassium, which range from 2300 to 3400 mg daily, depending on sex, pregnancy status, and stage of life. It is now 2600 mg daily for most women and 3400 mg daily for most men. These adequate intake levels for potassium are lower than those established in 2005, the report notes.