Potassium intake, blood pressure and hypertension

Potassium intake and blood pressure High dietary potassium (K+) intakes and blood pressure are inversely related: animal studies, observational epidemiological studies, clinical trials, and meta-analyses of these trials support this. Furthermore, the prevalence of hypertension tends to be lower in populations with high K+ intakes than in those with low intakes. Finally, an increase in potassium intake […]

Metabolic acidosis and “modern diet”

Metabolic acidosis and pH level Life depends on appropriate pH levels around and in living organisms and cells. We requires a tightly controlled pH level in our serum of about 7.4 (a slightly alkaline range of 7.35 to 7.45) to avoid metabolic acidosis and survive. As a comparison, in the past 100 years the pH of […]

Potassium intake and cardiovascular risk factors

Potassium intake and health In a study published on British Medical Journal a research team has conducted a systematic review of the literature and meta-analyses on potassium intake and health in apparently healthy adults and children without renal impairment that might compromise its handling. Eleven cohort studies (127038 participants) reporting all cause mortality, stroke, cardiovascular […]

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