Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women

September 5, 2014 11:54 AM

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Older women who eat foods with higher amounts of potassium, such as potatoes and bananas, may be at lower risk of stroke and death than women who consume less potassium-rich foods, scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have found.

Researchers studied 90,137 postmenopausal women, ages 50 to 79, for 11 years and looked at how much potassium the women consumed, as well as if they had strokes, including ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, or died during the study period.

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