DID YOU KNOW: Salt substitutes consistently appear to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events?
ZOOM IN: Swapping the salt substitute potassium chloride for sodium chloride lowers blood pressure.
BY THE NUMBERS: There were 21 trials and 31,949 participants
WHY IT MATTERS: the risk of heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular disease was reduced.
BE SMART: check with your doctor whether it is safe to use potassium rather than sodium salts. Use of other medications or kidney disease may prohibit the use of potassium salts.
Read the article: Yin X, et al. Heart 2022;0:1–8. doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2022-321332