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


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    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.

     

    Potassium was powerfully protective

    Unexpectedly powerful protective relation of dietary potassium to all cause mortality

    “In contrast [to sodium], potassium excretion showed a highly significant protective gradient for all deaths in both sexes and significantly protected against all coronary heart disease in men.”

    “[There was] an unexpectedly powerful protective relation of dietary potassium to all cause mortality,” the study concluded.

    Reference

    Tunstall-Pedoe H, Woodward M, Tavendale R, A’Brook R, and McCluskey MK. Comparison of the prediction by 27 different factors of coronary heart disease and death in men and women of the Scottish Heart Health Study: cohort study. BMJ, 1997 Sep 20; 315(7110): 722-729.

    Author’s Contact Info

    H. Tunstall-Pedoe
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit
    Ninewells Hospital, and
    Medical School, Dundee
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