Failure to compensate decreased dietary sodium with increased table salt usage.

@article{Beauchamp1987FailureTC,
  title={Failure to compensate decreased dietary sodium with increased table salt usage.},
  author={Gary K. Beauchamp and M. G. Bertino and Karl Engelman},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1987},
  volume={258 22},
  pages={3275-8}
}
This study tested the extent to which individuals placed on a lowered sodium diet would compensate for the reduced dietary sodium by adding table salt to their food. Eleven students, unaware that their use of saltshakers was being studied, consumed all their meals and snacks in a clinical research center for 13 weeks. During the first three weeks and the last week (week 14), the diet contained approximately 135 mmol/d (135 mEq/24 h) of sodium, which was reduced to approximately 70 mmol/d (70… CONTINUE READING
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