Salt and health: time to revisit the recommendations

Kidney Int. 2016 Feb;89(2):259-60. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2015.12.009.


The relationship between salt and human health has been the subject of controversy over the past century. The largest study in the field demonstrates a J-curve relationship between sodium intake and adverse clinical outcomes, suggesting a need to reevaluate current recommendations to restrict sodium intake to less than 2 g/d in the general population.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Recommended Dietary Allowances*
  • Sodium Chloride, Dietary*


  • Sodium Chloride, Dietary