Harms at Extremes of Sodium Intake (2013-2014)

Welcome to the Harms at Extremes of Sodium Intake project. Behind both the importance of the nutrient and the controversy concerning its intake is the fact that high sodium intakes increase the risk of elevated blood pressure which is known to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Until quite recently, the principal outcome variable in both epidemiological and interventional studies of varying sodium intakes had been blood pressure rather than CVD. 
  • This project focused on 2 sub-topic areas of Congestive Heart Failure Population and General Population with 7 conclusion statements.
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  • Expand the Project Team section for a listing of those individuals who contributed their time and expertise to this project.
  • Project Team
    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise to this project:

    Workgroup Members
    • Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD, Chair
    • Robert Heaney, MD, FASN
    • Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RDN, LDN
    • Desiree de Waal, MS, RD, CD
    Lead Analysts
    • Sue Benson-Davies, PhD, DCN, MPH, RD, LN
    • Mei Chung, MPH
    Project Manager
    • Mujahed Khan, MBA, RD
    Evidence Analysts
    • Christiane Meireles, PhD, RD, LD
    • Diane DellaValle, PhD, RD
    Academy Staff
    • Paula J. Ziegler, PhD, RD, LD
    Financial Contributors
    • ConAgra Foods, Inc.
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers.
    • None of the workgroup members listed above disclosed potential conflicts.