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    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    POTASSIUM

    Women consuming less than 1925 mg potassium per day 14% more likely to die than those consuming more

    The one-fourth of women consuming the least amount of potassium—less than 1925 mg per day—were 14% more likely to die than women consuming more potassium than this after adjusting for multiple risk factors according to the 2014 Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study.

    The risk of death was similar in each quarter of women consuming more potassium than this.

    The second quarter of women who consumed 1925 to 2519 mg of potassium per day were 9% less likely to die during the 11 year follow-up than the one-quarter of women consuming the least potassium (less than 1925 mg per day).

    The third quarter of women who consumed 2519 to 3194 mg of potassium per day were 16% less likely to die during the 11 year follow-up than the one-quarter of women consuming the least potassium (less than 1925 mg per day).

    The quarter of women who consumed the most potassium—more than 3194 mg of potassium per day—were 10% less likely to die during the 11 year follow-up than the one-quarter of women consuming the least potassium (less than 1925 mg per day).

    The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS), the largest prospective cohort study of postmenopausal women with long-term follow-up, was used to assess whether higher dietary potassium consumption is associated with reduced risk of total, ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, and all-cause mortality.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Mar 18, 2017 1:44 pm | [0] comments

    POTASSIUM

    Women with normal blood pressure consuming less than 1925 mg potassium per day, 32% more strokes

    Women with normal blood pressure consuming the least amount of potassium—less than 1925 mg per day— were 32% more likely to have a stroke than women with normal blood pressure consuming more potassium than this after adjusting for multiple risk factors according to the 2014 Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study.

    The risk of stroke in women with normal blood pressure was similar in each quarter of women consuming more potassium than this.

    The second quarter of women with normal blood pressure who consumed 1925 to 2519 mg of potassium per day were 25% less likely to have a stroke during the 11 year follow-up than the one-quarter of women with normal blood pressure consuming the least potassium (less than 1925 mg per day).

    The third quarter of women with normal blood pressure who consumed 2519 to 3194 mg of potassium per day were 25% less likely to have a stroke during the 11 year follow-up than the one-quarter of women with normal blood pressure consuming the least potassium (less than 1925 mg per day).

    The quarter of women with normal blood pressure who consumed the most potassium—more than 3194 mg of potassium per day—were 21% less likely to have a stroke during the 11 year follow-up than the one-quarter of women with normal blood pressure consuming the least potassium (less than 1925 mg per day).

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Mar 18, 2017 1:31 pm | [0] comments

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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    400 mg increase in daily potassium intake associated with 40% lower risk of stroke death over 12 yrs

    A 400 mg increase in daily potassium intake was associated with a 40% reduction in the risk of stroke-associated death during a 12 year follow-up according to a 1987 study which followed 859 men and women, aged 50 to 79 years, in Southern California.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 3:01 pm | [0] comments

    POTASSIUM

    Women consuming more than 1911 mg potassium per day 79% less likely to die from stroke over 12 years

    The two-thirds of women consuming the most potassium—more than 1911 mg of potassium per day—were 79% less likely to die from stroke during a 12-year follow-up than the one-third of women consuming the least potassium—less than 1911 mg of potassium per day—according to a 1987 study which followed 859 men and women, aged 50 to 79 years, in Southern California.

    To say this the other way, the one-third of women consuming the least potassium—less than 1911 mg per day—were 4.8 times more likely to die from stroke than the two-thirds of women consuming the most potassium.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 2:50 pm | [0] comments

    POTASSIUM

    Men consuming the most potassium per day 62% less likely to die from stroke over 12 years

    The two-thirds of men consuming the most potassium were 62% less likely to die from stroke during a 12-year follow-up than the one-third of men consuming the least potassium—less than 1911 mg of potassium per day—according to a 1987 study which followed 859 men and women, aged 50 to 79 years, in Southern California.

    To say this the other way, the one-third of men consuming the least potassium were 2.6 times more likely to die from stroke than the two-thirds of men consuming the most potassium.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 2:44 pm | [0] comments

    Tuesday, January 03, 2017

    POTASSIUM

    People consuming the most potassium relative to sodium had a 30% lower risk of ischemic stroke

    The one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium relative to sodium were 30% less likely to have an ischemic stroke (where a blood clot interrupts the blood supply in the brain) during a 24 year follow-up than the one-fifth of people consuming the least potassium relative to sodium.

    The one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium relative to sodium consumed 77% as much potassium as sodium.

    To say this another way, the one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium relative to sodium consumed closer to an equal amount of potassium and sodium.

    The one-fifth of people consuming the least potassium relative to sodium consumed only 36% as much potassium as sodium.

    To say this another way, this group consuming the least potassium relative to sodium consumed nearly 3 times as much sodium as potassium.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 11:52 am | [0] comments

    POTASSIUM

    People consuming the most potassium relative to sodium had a 37% lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke

    The one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium relative to sodium were 37% less likely to have a hemorrhagic stroke (where a blood vessel in the brain bursts) during a 24 year follow-up than the one-fifth of people consuming the least potassium relative to sodium.

    The one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium relative to sodium consumed 77% as much potassium as sodium.

    To say this another way, the one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium relative to sodium consumed closer to an equal amount of potassium and sodium.

    The one-fifth of people consuming the least potassium relative to sodium consumed only 36% as much potassium as sodium.

    To say this another way, this group consuming the least potassium relative to sodium consumed nearly 3 times as much sodium as potassium.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 11:45 am | [0] comments

    POTASSIUM

    People consuming the most potassium relative to sodium had 22% lower risk of cardiovascular disease

    The one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium relative to sodium were 22% less likely to have cardiovascular disease during a 24 year follow-up than the one-fifth of people consuming the least potassium relative to sodium.

    The one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium relative to sodium consumed 77% as much potassium as sodium.

    To say this another way, the one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium relative to sodium consumed closer to an equal amount of potassium and sodium.

    The one-fifth of people consuming the least potassium relative to sodium consumed only 36% as much potassium as sodium.

    To say this another way, this group consuming the least potassium relative to sodium consumed nearly 3 times as much sodium as potassium.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 11:39 am | [0] comments

    POTASSIUM

    People consuming the most potassium relative to sodium had a 14% lower risk of death from any cause

    The one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium relative to sodium were 14% less likely to die from any cause during a 24 year follow-up than the one-fifth of people consuming the least potassium relative to sodium.

    The one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium relative to sodium consumed 77% as much potassium as sodium.

    To say this another way, the one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium relative to sodium consumed closer to an equal amount of potassium and sodium.

    The one-fifth of people consuming the least potassium relative to sodium consumed only 36% as much potassium as sodium.

    To say this another way, this group consuming the least potassium relative to sodium consumed nearly 3 times as much sodium as potassium.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 11:31 am | [0] comments

    POTASSIUM

    3500 mg potassium per day associated with lowest risk of stroke

    Consuming 3500 mg of potassium per day is associated with the lowest risk of stroke (risk of total, hemorrhagic, and ischemic stroke)—13% lower risk than those consuming the least potassium after adjusting for blood pressure—according to a meta-analysis of 16 studies.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 11:22 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    POTASSIUM

    Women consuming 4500 mg of potassium per day vs 2700 mg were 15% less likely to die during 7.6 years

    The one-fifth of women consuming the most potassium, an average of roughly 4500 mg of potassium per day, were 15% less likely to die during a 7.6 year study than the one-fifth of women consuming the second most potassium, an average of 2700 mg per day according to The Scottish Heart Health Study.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 4:39 am | [0] comments

    POTASSIUM

    Women consuming 4500 mg of potassium per day vs 1560 mg were 59% less likely to die during 7.6 years

    The one-fifth of women consuming the most potassium, an average of roughly 4500 mg of potassium per day, were 59% less likely to die during a 7.6 year study than the one-fifth of women consuming the least potassium, an average of 1560 mg per day according to The Scottish Heart Health Study.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 4:20 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    POTASSIUM

    Women consuming more than 1926 mg potassium per day were 9-16% less likely to die over next 11 years

    The three-fourths of women consuming more than 1926 mg of potassium per day were 9-16% less likely to die during an average follow-up of 11 years than the one-fourth of women consuming less than 1926 mg per day according to a new study.

    To say this the other way, the one-fourth of women consuming the least potassium, less than 1926 mg of potassium per day, were 10-19% MORE likely to die than the one-fourth of women consuming more potassium than this, more than 1926 mg of potassium per day, over an average follow-up of 11 years.

    “High potassium intake is associated with a lower risk of all stroke and ischemic stroke, as well as all-cause mortality in older women, particularly those who are not hypertensive,” the authors of the paper concluded.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Dec 15, 2015 4:49 am | [0] comments

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    POTASSIUM & SODIUM

    People consuming the most potassium were 35% less likely to die from coronary heart disease

    The one-fifth of people consuming the most potassium were 35% less likely to die from coronary heart disease than the one-fifth of people consuming the least.

    The top one-fifth consumed an average of 3363 mg of potassium per day versus 1720 mg per day for the bottom one-fifth.

    The one-fifth of people consuming the most sodium versus the one-fifth consuming the least were:
    • 42 percent more likely to have cardiovascular disease

    • 55 percent more likely to have a stroke of any kind

    • 104 percent more likely to have an ischemic stroke (2X as likely).

    The top one-fifth consumed 6523 mg of sodium per day versus 2322 mg per day for the bottom one-fifth. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 6:18 am | [8] comments

    Wednesday, December 09, 2015

    POTASSIUM

    Potassium-enriched salt reduces cardiovascular mortality in elderly men by 41%

    Potassium-enriched salt reduced the risk of dying from cardiovascular-related causes in elderly men by 41% over 2.5 years according to a study from Taiwan. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Dec 09, 2015 5:41 am | [0] comments

    Sunday, October 04, 2015

    POTASSIUM

    Men consuming 5400 mg of potassium per day vs 1840 mg were 55% less likely to die during 7.6 years

    The one-fifth of men consuming the most potassium, an average of roughly 5400 mg of potassium per day, were 55% less likely to die during a 7.6 year study than the one-fifth of men consuming the least potassium, an average of 1840 mg per day according to The Scottish Heart Health Study.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Oct 04, 2015 1:20 am | [0] comments

    POTASSIUM

    Men consuming 5400 mg of potassium per day vs 3350 mg were 22% less likely to die during 7.6 years

    The one-fifth of men consuming the most potassium, an average of roughly 5400 mg of potassium per day, were 22% less likely to die during a 7.6 year study than the one-fifth of men consuming the second most potassium, an average of 3350 mg per day according to The Scottish Heart Health Study.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Oct 04, 2015 1:10 am | [0] comments

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    POTASSIUM

    Women consuming more than 1926 mg potassium per day 12-15% less likely to have a stroke over 11 yrs

    The three-fourths of women consuming more than 1926 mg of potassium per day were 12-15% less likely to have a stroke during an average follow-up of 11 years than the one-fourth of women consuming less than 1926 mg per day according to a new study.

    To say this the other way, the one-fourth of women consuming the least potassium, less than 1926 mg of potassium per day, were 14-18% MORE likely to have a stroke than the one-fourth of women consuming more potassium than this, more than 1926 mg of potassium per day, over an average follow-up of 11 years.

    “High potassium intake is associated with a lower risk of all stroke and ischemic stroke, as well as all-cause mortality in older women, particularly those who are not hypertensive,” the authors of the paper concluded.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Sep 28, 2014 12:15 pm | [0] comments

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    POTASSIUM BICARBONATE

    Potassium bicarbonate reduced my blood pressure by about 20 points to 121/72 mm Hg

    Potassium bicarbonate reduced my blood pressure by about 20 points from roughly 140/70-something to 121/72 mm Hg.
    Potassium chloride is the more commonly-recommended form, however, the research suggests to me that potassium bicarbonate is superior to potassium chloride for many reasons. Here's why. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Aug 10, 2014 9:55 am | [0] comments

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    POTASSIUM

    Institute of Medicine recommends getting at least 4700 mg of potassium per day

    "Adults should consume at least 4.7 grams [4700 mg] of potassium per day to lower blood pressure, blunt the effects of salt, and reduce the risk of kidney stones and bone loss," according to the Institute of Medicine.
    However, most Americans only get about half this much. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 8:12 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, March 03, 2010

    POTASSIUM

    2500 mg potassium supplement per day improves heart function

    This new study found that giving 2500 mg of potassium per day per day for one month in the form of either potassium chloride or potassium bicarbonate had numerous benefits on the heart including "significantly improved endothelial function","increased large elastic artery compliance", "reduced [ left ventricular ] mass", "improved [ left ventricular ] diastolic function". Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 03, 2010 11:18 am | [17] comments

    Wednesday, November 16, 2005

    CANCER / POTASSIUM

    Decreased potassium in cells may help explain why obesity increases risk of cancer

    Obesity is associated with an increased risk of numerous cancers. One of the reasons for this may be because obesity increases concentrations of sodium in cells, and decreases potassium. This according to very interesting paper from 1996. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Nov 16, 2005 2:42 am | [2] comments


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  • Women with normal blood pressure consuming less than 1925 mg potassium per day, 32% more strokes

  • 400 mg increase in daily potassium intake associated with 40% lower risk of stroke death over 12 yrs

  • Women consuming more than 1911 mg potassium per day 79% less likely to die from stroke over 12 years

  • Men consuming the most potassium per day 62% less likely to die from stroke over 12 years

  • People consuming the most potassium relative to sodium had a 30% lower risk of ischemic stroke

  • People consuming the most potassium relative to sodium had a 37% lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke

  • People consuming the most potassium relative to sodium had 22% lower risk of cardiovascular disease

  • People consuming the most potassium relative to sodium had a 14% lower risk of death from any cause

  • 3500 mg potassium per day associated with lowest risk of stroke

  • Women consuming 4500 mg of potassium per day vs 2700 mg were 15% less likely to die during 7.6 years

  • Women consuming 4500 mg of potassium per day vs 1560 mg were 59% less likely to die during 7.6 years

  • Women consuming more than 1926 mg potassium per day were 9-16% less likely to die over next 11 years

  • People consuming the most potassium were 35% less likely to die from coronary heart disease

  • Potassium-enriched salt reduces cardiovascular mortality in elderly men by 41%

  • Men consuming 5400 mg of potassium per day vs 1840 mg were 55% less likely to die during 7.6 years

  • Men consuming 5400 mg of potassium per day vs 3350 mg were 22% less likely to die during 7.6 years

  • Women consuming more than 1926 mg potassium per day 12-15% less likely to have a stroke over 11 yrs

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