Potassium-rich foods offer health benefits for older women: study

September 6, 2014 2:35 PM

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Potassium-rich foods offer health benefits for older women: study

Healthy postmenopausal women reduce their risk of stroke if their diet is rich in potassium, according to a research team led by Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.

According to Dr. Wassertheil-Smoller, previous research has shown that potassium could lower blood pressure, but it was never clear as to whether it could ward off stroke.

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