Potassium effective in stroke prevention: Research

September 5, 2014 1:30 PM

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Potassium effective in stroke prevention: Research

Consuming higher amounts of potassium-rich foods helps older women avert the risk of stroke, an analysis of data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) found.

Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine conducted their study on 90,137 postmenopausal women, aged 50-79. They looked at their potassium consumption, stroke incident rate (including ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes) and the death rate during the 11-year study. The participants’ average ...

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