In Brief: Is there a downside to low-sodium diets?
Is there a downside to low-sodium diets?
We're supposed to limit our daily sodium intake to less than 2,400 milligrams, which is about the amount in a teaspoon of table salt. In return, we cut our high blood pressure risk.
But a Canadian researcher says all the low-sodium admonitions may be having the unintended consequence of lowering iodine consumption.