Questions continue to plague recommendations for daily sodium intake. Recently, both high and low sodium levels have been linked to increased cardiovascular risk in patients with established cardiovascular disease.
“We know that high sodium is certainly bad for you,” said Andrew Mente, PhD, assistant professor of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. “What’s interesting is that we also found that too little sodium was also a significant predictor of increased cardiovascular events.”
Mente and Martin J. O’Donnell, MB, PhD, associate professor of medicine at McMaster, published their findings in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).