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Potassium-rich foods cut stroke and death risks

Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than women who eat less potassium-rich foods.

 

According to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke, researchers studied 90,137 postmenopausal women, ages 50 to 79, for an average 11 years. The researchers found that Women who ate the most potassium were 12 percent less likely to suffer stroke in general and 16 percent less likely to suffer an ischemic stroke than women who ate the least. Women who ate the most potassium were 10 percent less likely to die than those who ate the least.

 

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