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April 21, 2010

IOM recommendations for sodium intake cites SHP study

CHP/PCOR in the news

The Institute of Medicine issued recommendations for decreasing sodium intake in the United States, and drew upon a recent study by Stanford Health Policy trainee Crystal Smith-Spangler, director Alan Garber and core faculty member Douglas Owens. The IOM report referenced their Annals of Internal Medicine paper, which found that a voluntary effort by the U.S. food service industry to reduce salt in processed foods could prevent strokes and heart attacks in nearly a million Americans and saving $32.1 billion in medical costs.