Evaluating recommendations for dietary sodium restrictions
Pharmacy E-Bulletin from 05 Dec 11
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Editor: Assoc. Prof. Chris Alderman, University of South Australia - Director of Pharmacy, RGH
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Dietary sodium is found in most foods as sodium chloride (salt), but also as sodium bicarbonate and monosodium glutamate in processed foods, and in food additives as sodium phosphate, sodium carbonate and sodium benzoate.
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