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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 General News
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WHAT: Food and Drug Administration Plan to Reduce Sodium in Foods and IOM Report on Reducing Sodium Intake in the U.S.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO)

WHO:

Alice Lichtenstein, D.Sc.

American Heart Association Spokesperson,

Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy Friedman School,

Tufts University

Background

Dr. Lichtenstein is available to comment on the Food and Drug Administration plan to reduce sodium in the food supply, the Institute of Medicine report on Reducing Sodium Intake in the U.S. and the American Heart Association's efforts to work with industry and policymakers on sodium reduction initiatives to improve cardiovascular health.

CONTACT: Kanika Lewis, +1-202-785-7935 and Suzanne Ffolkes, +1-202-785-7929, both of the American Heart Association.

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- April 20/

SOURCE American Heart Association


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