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TABLE B-3 Past Recommendations from Health Professional Organizations

Date

Program/Initiative/Report Title

Recommendations/Initiatives/Actions

Target Population (if specified)

American Heart Association (AHA)

1973

Diet and Coronary Heart Disease (AHA, 1973)

Moderate sodium intake

 

1986

Dietary Guidelines for Healthy American Adults (AHA, 1986)

Consume no more than 3,000 mg/1,000 kcal/d sodium

Adults

1988

Dietary Guidelines for Healthy American Adults (AHA, 1988)

Consume no more than 3,000 mg/d sodium

Adults

1996

Dietary Guidelines for Healthy American Adults (Krauss et al., 1996)

Consume no more than 6 g/d salt (2,400 mg/d)

Adults

1998

Dietary Electrolytes and Blood Pressure (Kotchen and McCarron, 1998)

Consume ≤ 6 g/d salt

Adults

2000

Dietary Guidelines (Krauss et al., 2000)

Limit salt intake to 6 g/d, ~100 mmol/d of sodium

General population

2006

Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations (Revision) for CVD Risk Reduction (Lichtenstein et al., 2006)

Choose and prepare foods with little salt

“In view of the available high-sodium food supply and the currently high levels of sodium consumption, a reduction in sodium intake to 1,500 mg/d (65 mmol/d) is not easily achievable at present. In the interim, an achievable recommendation is 2,300 mg/d (100 mmol/d)”

Information dissemination program

Adults and children over 2 years of age



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