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The Everyday Eating Mistake That Doubles Your Risk Of Heart Disease.

Attention diabetics: sugar isn't the only white substance to watch out for. Adults with type 2 diabetes who eat a high sodium diet are twice as likely to develop heart disease than to those who eat less salt, finds a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It’s actually the balance of sodium to potassium that is key to controlling heart disease risk (O’Donnell MJ et al. “Urinary sodium and potassium excretion and risk of cardiovascular events. JAMA 2011 Nov 23;306(20):2229-38”)

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