To the Editor: In reference to the letter regarding processed meats (July 15 issue),1 does Ms. Liebman or Dr. Wolfe own a unique copy of Recommended Dietary Allowances (ninth edition)?2 My copy states (on page 178) that the “estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake” of sodium for an adult should range from 1100 to 3300 mg (or 48 to 143 meq) per day. How can 500 to 625 mg be “about three times a person's daily need”? Did Liebman and Wolfe confuse milligrams and milliequivalents? I, too, promote healthy eating, and with variety and moderation as a guideline.
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