Nutritional Pearls: Salt Substitutes May Help Prevent Stroke and Heart Disease

  • Your patient is a 59-year-old man with a family history of stroke. He asks you if there are small changes he can make to his diet to decrease his risk of stroke.

    How would you advise this patient?

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