DRI Activities Update — May 2019

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) reviewed and updated the DRIs for sodium and potassium in their 2019 report, Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium. The U.S. and Canadian governments jointly funded the report in order to review the scientific evidence and update the DRIs for sodium and potassium as appropriate.

The Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium report draws on the 2017 NASEM report, Guiding Principles for Developing Dietary Reference Intakes Based on Chronic Disease and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) 2018 systematic evidence review, Sodium and Potassium Intake: Effects on Chronic Disease Outcomes and Risks.