A new salt study seems to show that there are no health benefits for a low sodium diet. In fact, such may have a negative impact on a person′s health. Two studies were published in the JAMA Internal Medicine online magazine this week concerning salt intake. One from the Institute of Medicine, commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims that that there is no real reason to reduce salt intake below 2,300 milligrams per day. Although Dr. Brian Strom of the University of Pennsylvania is not opposed to a low-sodium diet, he does say, ″…there is simply a lack of data that shows it is beneficial.″ Meanwhile, second report which also appeared in this week′s Journal of the American Medical Association warns that there is still too much salt in restaurant food. Dr. Stephen Havas of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine led a study by the Center for Science in Public Interest that looked at processed and fast foods from 2005 through 2011. Sodium levels only dropped 3.5% in processed foods and only 2.6% by fast food vendors.