High salt intake appears to increase bone resorption in postmenopausal women but high potassium intake ameliorates this adverse effect.

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A high-salt diet increases urinary calcium excretion. Its effect on bone, however, is less clear. Recent research suggests that a high-salt diet increases the rate of bone resorption in postmenopausal women over a 4-week period, but increased potassium intake (as potassium citrate) ameliorates this adverse effect. These findings may have implications for… (More)

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@article{Harrington2003HighSI, title={High salt intake appears to increase bone resorption in postmenopausal women but high potassium intake ameliorates this adverse effect.}, author={M. G. Harrington and Kevin D Cashman}, journal={Nutrition reviews}, year={2003}, volume={61 5 Pt 1}, pages={179-83} }