New study puts a realistic spin on salt intake

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New study puts a realistic spin on salt intake

April 2, 2014 Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 5:36 PM CDT

A new study from the University of Copenhagen suggests you can feel a little less guilt when you indulge in salty foods.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends limiting sodium from 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams a day but some experts say that's unnecessarily and unrealistically low.

The new review of research showed the ideal daily sodium intake is 2,700 to 5,000 milligrams, which is already followed by about 95-percent of the world's population.

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