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Gregory Katz
Thoughts on cardiovascular disease, health, medicine, and (rarely) COVID-19
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  • Some thoughts on Omicron
    30 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now SARS-CoV-2; Image credit: Wikipedia The Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 has made headlines everywhere, which leads to everyone with a platform developing the need to pontificate about what...
  • Avoiding holiday heart syndrome
    24 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Subscribe now Last year around the holidays, I wrote about holiday heart syndrome, which refers to the increased risk of cardiac problems that we experience around the holidays. I would add weight gai...
  • How to understand what that"new study" means
    19 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Subscribe now Essentially every newsletter that you’ve received from me comments on the quality of scientific research. As with most things in life, the quality of scientific research exists on a cont...
  • The Impossible Burger is bad for you
    12 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Subscribe now Plant based “meat” has gone mainstream. You can buy the Impossible and Beyond burgers at Target, you can grab and Impossible Whopper at Burger King, and you can get a Beyond Sausage brea...
  • What the cholesterol skeptics get wrong
    08 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Subscribe now Image credit: Wikipedia Last week, I wrote about how much we can learn from the cholesterol skeptics about heart disease. Many of these folks have certainly been influential in my own th...
  • What the cholesterol skeptics get right
    31 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now Image credit: http://www.scientificanimations.com/wiki-images/ I’ve seen quite a few patients recently who don’t believe that cholesterol plays a role in heart disease. The interesting t...
  • The FDA's new sodium update
    22 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now Last week, the FDA release new guidance on sodium for the food industry with the goal of bringing down Americans’ daily intake of sodium. The FDA proposes to reduce our sodium consumptio...
  • Is aspirin good or bad?
    14 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    Subscribe now You may have seen a recent headline about new recommendations that most adults should not take aspirin to prevent a heart attack. I’m sure that this report comes as a surprise to many gi...
  • What I've learned from COVID
    09 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Subscribe now I’ve written over 100 email newsletters on COVID. I’ve discussed testing, drugs, masks, mild illness, severe illness, and death. I’ve written about the public health impact and the indiv...
  • A salt substitute to lower stroke risk?
    17 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now It’s taken for granted by many of us that reducing salt in the diet means better heart health. After all, we see a recommendation to reduce sodium intake from the American Heart Associat...
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