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efforts over the past several decades to reduce sodium intake in the United
States, adults still consume an average of 3,400 mg of sodium every day. A
number of scientific bodies and professional health organizations, including
the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association, and the
American Public Health Association, support reducing dietary sodium intake.
These organizations support a common goal to reduce daily sodium intake to less
than 2,300 milligrams and further reduce intake to 1,500 mg among persons who
are 51 years of age and older and those of any age who are African-American or
have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease.
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