Sodium consumption among hypertensive adults advised to reduce their intake: national health and nutrition examination survey, 1999–2004
The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 05/15/2012
Ayala C et al. – Mean intake did not differ significantly by action status either overall or by subgroup except for one age category: among patients 65 years and older, mean intake was significantly lower among those who took action (2715±63 mg) than among those who did not (3401±206 mg; P=.0124). Regardless of action, mean intake was well above 1999–2004 recommendations for daily sodium intake and about twice as high as the current recommendation for hypertensive adults (1500 mg).