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400 mg increase in daily potassium intake associated with 40% lower risk of stroke death over 12 yrs
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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.
In the one-third (1/3) of people consuming the least amount of potassium, stroke mortality was
- 2.6 times higher in men and
- 4.8 times higher in women
compared to the two-thirds (2/3) of people consuming the most potassium.
(Unfortunately, I do not know the potassium intake of these groups because I do not have a copy of the paper.)
Khaw KT, and Barrett-Connor E. Dietary potassium and stroke-associated mortality. A 12-year prospective population study. N Engl J Med, 1987 Jan 29; 316(5): 235-240.
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