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Dietary Sodium Intake and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Buqing Yi, PhD1; Jens Titze, MD2; Alexander Choukèr, MD1
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1Department of Anaesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany
2Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen, Germany
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(9):1578-1579. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2558.
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To the Editor In their article on the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) study, Kalogeropoulos and colleagues1 report that no association between salt intake and mortality or risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and heart failure (HF) in older adults was found based on self-reported estimated sodium intake with a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). This result is not surprising since, compared with other ways of sodium intake assessment (ie, 24-hour urinary sodium excretion), it is known that FFQs are suboptimal tools to assess dietary sodium intake.


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September 1, 2015
Zhihao Liu, MS; Xiwen Zhang, MD
1Institute for Health Education, Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Nanjing, China
2Department of Cardiology, Huai’an First People’s Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Huai’an, China
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(9):1579. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2555.
September 1, 2015
Andreas P. Kalogeropoulos, MD, MPH, PhD; Vasiliki V. Georgiopoulou, MD, MPH; Stephen B. Kritchevsky, PhD
1Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
2Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(9):1579-1580. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2571.
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