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Consuming More Potassium Linked to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

Women with highest dietary potassium intake suffer fewer strokes.

January 2015 — A new analysis of data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) shows that postmenopausal women who consume the most potassium in their diets are at lower risk of suffering a stroke. The association was strongest in women without hypertension. Although the WHI is an observational study, which can’t prove cause and effect, scientists say it provides another reason to boost your potassium intake—especially given that most Americans fall far short of meeting recommended potassium requirements.

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