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EFSA : Dietary Reference Values (DRV) for sodium and chloride

EFSA : Dietary Reference Values (DRV) for sodium and chloride

The draft EFSA opinions on the Dietary Reference Values (DRV) for sodium and chloride have just been published.

They are open for comments until May 22nd. More information at: https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/190403?utm_source=EFSA+Newsletters&utm_campaign=0a8dc8dc4f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_04_03_01_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7ea646dd1d-0a8dc8dc4f-59442097

The EFSA panel has provisionally proposed the following for the general adult population (including pregnant and lactating women):

  • An intake of 2g sodium per day to be safe and adequate, considering evidence on the risk of cardiovascular disease on the one hand and nutrition adequacy on the other;
  • An intake of 3.1g chloride per day to be safe and adequate, taking account that the main source of chloride in EU diets is sodium chloride.

Author: A.Chanson-Rollé. May 2019.

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