If you live in Canada, you can find out how much salt you eat on a daily basis by completing the free
online Salt Calculator.
No personal information is required to complete the Salt Calculator.
Remember to complete the questionnaire honestly and accurately; there are no right or wrong answers!
The SODIUM-HF study examined the effects of a low-salt diet compared to usual dietary recommendations for people with heart failure The trial took place in many centres across Australia, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Mexico, and New Zealand, and included a total of 806 patients.
Participants in the SODIUM-HF study had to:
Have a diagnosis of heart failure, also known as “congestive heart failure” or “cardiomyopathy”
Have symptoms of heart failure
Eat more than 1,500 mg a day of sodium/salt.
Patients were randomly assigned (like flipping a coin) into 1 of 2 treatment groups:
to 1 of 2 groups
(50% chance for
Low salt diet group
Half of the people in the study followed a low salt diet, and the other half received usual dietary recommendations for reduction of salt intake. Regardless of study treatment, participants continued to receive their standard therapy and treatment for heart failure.