Avoiding hypoglycemia at all costs is crucial for some with diabetes.


N Engl J Med. 2001;344[1]:3-10). The DASHdietemphasizes fruits,vegetables, low-fat dairy foods, whole grains, poultry, fish, and nuts. But Suzanne Oparil, MD, a past president of the AHA and American Society of Hypertension and a professor of medicine and physiology and biophysics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, said there is no science to support reducing sodium consumption to 1500 mg a day. She added that it “irritates” her when the DASHSodium study is presented as evidence: “They always throw it up to people to justify low sodium, but the big benefit was from the DASH diet itself.” Strom said his committee and the AHA are not in disagreement regarding excessive sodium; he just wants everyone to stick with the evidence. “Our hope is when the AHA and others look at what we found, they may consider revising their recommendations,” Strom said. “The bigger point is we’re mostly in agreement with the AHA, but you shouldn’t make public health recommendations where there are no data to defend them.”

DOI: 10.1001/jama.2013.6321

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@article{Slomski2013AvoidingHA, title={Avoiding hypoglycemia at all costs is crucial for some with diabetes.}, author={Anita J Slomski}, journal={JAMA}, year={2013}, volume={309 24}, pages={2536-7} }