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What is the relationship between dietary potassium intake and blood pressure in adults? (DGAC 2010)

Conclusion

Considerable evidence has demonstrated that a higher intake of potassium is associated with lower blood pressure in adult.

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What is the relationship between dietary potassium intake and blood pressure in adults?

Research Recommendations

Conduct controlled trials that test whether increased potassium intake through supplements or potassium-rich foods increase bone mineral density.

Rationale: A consistent body of evidence from observational studies indicates that increased intake of potassium from foods is associated with greater bone mineral density and with evidence of reduced bone turnover. Data from small trials also have documented that increased intake of potassium reduces bone turnover.

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Dietary Potassium and Blood Pressure in Adults