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You can reduce your blood pressure and therefore your chances of a heart attack or stroke by substituting some of the table salt, or sodium chloride in your diet with potassium chloride, two recent studies demonstrate. Johns Hopkins cardiologist Seth …

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Using potassium chloride rather than sodium chloride, or table salt, just 5 to 25 % of the time in cooking and eating, achieved blood pressure reduction and fewer cardiovascular events, two recent studies find. Seth Martin, a cardiologist at Johns …

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Do you do most of the shopping and cooking in your household? Do you eat many of your meals at home and do food preparation yourself, or do you bring in prepared foods? Johns Hopkins cardiologist Seth Martin says these …

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Potassium chloride is one commonly used alternative to table salt, sodium chloride, with a pair of recent studies demonstrating the benefit of using it in reducing blood pressure and cardiovascular events. Seth Martin, a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins, points to …

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Apps to help people manage health conditions are getting more and more sophisticated, with some studies showing they reduce hospitalizations and slow down disease progression. Cardiologist Seth Martin at Johns Hopkins and developer of one such app says use of …

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We know that reducing LDL cholesterol, often by using a statin, helps reduce someone’s heart disease risk. Now that so-called ‘remnant cholesterol’ is being added to the calculations, what can be done about it? Johns Hopkins cardiologist Seth Martin says, …

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You’ve probably already heard about total cholesterol and its cousins HDL and LDL, especially if you see a cardiologist. Now a new term called remnant cholesterol is entering the conversation, with a recent study concluding that it can increase accuracy …

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