Increasing the dietary potassium intake reduces the need for antihypertensive medication.

@article{Siani1991IncreasingTD,
  title={Increasing the dietary potassium intake reduces the need for antihypertensive medication.},
  author={Alfonso Siani and Pasquale Strazzullo and Angela Giacco and Delia Pacioni and Egidio Celentano and Marcello Mancini},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={115 10},
  pages={753-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether an increase in dietary potassium intake from natural foods reduces the need for antihypertensive medication in patients with essential hypertension. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial with 1-year follow-up. SETTING Hypertension outpatient clinic of a university hospital. PATIENTS Fifty-four patients with well-controlled hypertension, 47 of whom completed 1 year of follow-up. INTERVENTION Patients were randomly assigned to one of two groups and were given… CONTINUE READING

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