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Low dietary sodium in heart failure: a need for scientific rigour

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  • Contributors MJ wrote the first draft of the manuscript and performed critical revision of the manuscript as the corresponding author. BN contributed to critical revision and improvements to the manuscript.

  • Competing interests MJ reports no conflicts of interest. BN reports, over the past 5 years, receiving grant support from the Australian Food and Grocery Council, Baxter, Bupa Australia, Johnson and Johnson, Medtronic, Merck Shering Plough, Novartis, Respironics, Roche, Servier; consulting fees from Roche and Takeda; and lecture fees or reimbursements of travel expenses from Abbott, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Pepsico, Pfizer, Pharmacy Guild of Australia, and Roche. He is also the chair of the Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Editor's note Since this editorial has been published the original paper (reference 16, DiNicolantonio JJ, Di Pasquale P, Taylor RS, et al. Low sodium versus normal sodium diets in systolic heart failure: systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart 2012; 10.1136/heartjnl-2012-302337) has been retracted due to unreliable source data. Please find the retraction notice here;

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