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


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    Thursday, August 02, 2018 8:39 am Email this article

    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.

     

    Top one-fifth consuming 77% as much potassium as 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.

    Bottom one-fifth consuming 36% as much potassium as 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.

    Subjects

    Subjects: 8283 Japanese men and women, 30-79, followed for 24 years

    The study followed 8283 Japanese men and women, 30- to 79-years-old at baseline, for 24 years.

    Potassium Content of Foods

    Here is the potassium content of foods as shown on Drugs.com.

    How much potassium does fruit contain?

    The amount of potassium in milligrams (mg) contained in each fruit or serving of fruit is listed beside the item.

    How much potassium do vegetables contain?

    How much potassium is in protein foods?

    How much potassium is in dairy foods?

    What other foods contain potassium?

    Reference

    Okayama A, Okuda N, Miura K, Okamura T, Hayakawa T, Akasaka H, Ohnishi H, Saitoh S, Arai Y, Kiyohara Y, Takashima N, Yoshita K, Fujiyoshi A, Zaid M, Ohkubo T, and Ueshima H. Dietary sodium-to-potassium ratio as a risk factor for stroke, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in Japan: the NIPPON DATA80 cohort study. BMJ Open, 2016 Jul 13; 6(7): e011632.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Dr Akira Okayama
    Research Institute of Strategy for Prevention
    Tokyo, Japan
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