Problem

Low salt diet

Other Names:
Reduced sodium intake
Nature:

A low sodium diet is a diet that includes no more than 1,500 to 2,400 mg of sodium per day.

The human minimum requirement for sodium in the diet is about 500 mg per day, which is typically less than one-sixth as much as many diets "seasoned to taste". For certain people with salt-sensitive blood pressure or diseases such as Ménière's disease, this extra intake may cause a negative effect on health.

Claim:
Low salt diets are associated with chronic fatigue. High salt diets are linked to high blood pressure.
Counter Claim:
Low salt diets have no effect upon people with normal blood pressure, and little effect on people with high blood pressure.
Broader Problems:
Nutritional deficiencies
Related Problems:
Long QT syndrome
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
02.06.1999 – 00:00 CEST