High potassium intake blunts the effect of elevated sodium intake on blood pressure levels.

@article{Rodrigues2014HighPI,
  title={High potassium intake blunts the effect of elevated sodium intake on blood pressure levels.},
  author={S{\'e}rgio Lam{\^e}go Rodrigues and Marcelo Perim Baldo and Rebeca Caldeira Machado and Ludimila Forechi and Maria del Carmem Bisi Molina and Jos{\'e} Geraldo Mill},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={232-8}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of dietary potassium on the sodium effect on blood pressure (BP) in the general population and the adherence of current recommendations for sodium and potassium intake. An overnight (12-hour) urine sample was collected in a population-based study to investigate cardiovascular risk. A sub-sample of 1285 subjects (age range, 25-64 years) free from any medication interfering with BP or potassium excretion was studied. Of the participants… CONTINUE READING
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