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American Heart Association expert available to comment on sodium reports


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May 13, 2013 – American Heart Association spokesperson Elliott Antman, M.D., is available today to discuss the organization’s perspective on a study published in JAMA: Internal Medicine, which focuses on voluntary reductions in sodium levels in processed and restaurant foods.

Antman will also be available after 11 a.m. ET, Tuesday, May 14, to discuss an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report: the Consequences of Sodium Reduction in Populations, which evaluated the results, study design, and methodological approaches that have been used to assess the relationship between sodium and health outcomes.

Dr. Antman is a cardiologist and a professor of medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston.


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