Sodium - Position statement

This Position Statement is based on the scientific literature discussed in the Summary of evidence on the impact of sodium on cardiovascular disease (National Heart Foundation of New Zealand, 2011).

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Our position statement was developed to provide health professionals with an update on the impact of sodium intake on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and should be read in conjunction with the National Heart Foundation of Australia Position Statement: The relationship between dietary electrolytes and cardiovascular disease (National Heart Foundation of Australia, 2006). The recommendations made in this document are consistent with those of the National Heart Foundation of Australia.