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A recent New York Times article by reporter Gina Kolata calls into question the national guidelines for daily sodium intake, citing a new Institute of Medicine report that examined consequences of sodium consumption and concluded there is insufficient evidence for the health benefits of reducing sodium below 2,300 mg. Many experts, including the American Heart Association, have suggested that all individuals should aim for the low level of 1,500 mg of sodium per day, the amount considered optimal for at-risk individuals but thought to be beneficial for all.