Potassium-rich foods could lower stroke risk in older women, study finds

September 5, 2014 10:02 AM

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Potassium-rich foods could lower stroke risk in older women, study finds

Postmenopausal women who consume a diet rich in potassium are less likely to suffer a stoke, compared to those who eat less potassium-rich foods.

Senior study author Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, sought to elaborate on previous studies which showed the potential for potassium to lower blood pressure, and determine whether or not it could prevent stroke or death.

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