Navigation Links
Potassium-Rich Foods Do a Heart Good
Date:3/3/2010

And another study confirms power of raw fruits, vegetables to protect against stroke

WEDNESDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- Eating plenty of potassium-rich foods such as leafy greens, potatoes and bananas may reduce the risk of stroke and coronary artery disease, according to Italian researchers.

The new analysis was based on 10 studies published between 1966 and 2009 that included almost 280,000 adults. During follow-ups that ranged from five to 19 years, there were over 5,500 strokes and almost 3,100 coronary heart disease events, the investigators found.

Higher potassium intake was associated with a 19 percent lower risk of stroke and an 8 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease. The findings support global recommendations for people to increase their consumption of potassium-rich foods in order to prevent vascular disease, said Dr. Pasquale Strazzullo, of the University of Naples, and colleagues.

Other foods high in potassium include soybeans, apricots, avocados, plain non-fat yogurt, prune juice, and dried beans and peas.

The findings were presented Wednesday at the American Heart Association's Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism conference in San Francisco.

Another study presented at the meeting found that a diet high in raw fruits and vegetables may help protect against stroke.

In that study, the researchers examined the incidence of stroke among more than 20,000 men and women, aged 20 to 65, who were free of cardiovascular disease at the start of the study. During 10 years of follow-up, there were 233 strokes among the participants.

After they adjusted for a number of factors, the researchers found that people with a high intake (more than 262 grams per day) of raw fruits and vegetables were 36 percent less likely to suffer a stroke than those with a low intake (less than 92 grams per day) of raw fruits and vegetables.

However, there was no association between stroke risk and a high intake (more than 233 grams per day) or low intake (less than 113 grams per day) of processed fruits and vegetables, said Linda Oude Griep of Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about dietary potassium.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Heart Association, news releases, March 3, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Eliminating junk foods at schools may help prevent childhood obesity
2. Introducing E S Foods: Company Announces Name Change, Formerly East Side Entrees
3. Soyfoods Aid Those With Lactose Intolerance
4. Taxing unhealthy foods may encourage healthier eating habits
5. Service Foods Reduces its Carbon Footprint and Grows Sales
6. Waylon Lewis of elephantjournal.com: Eden Foods; Seane Corn
7. Whole Foods Market(R) Sets Up Haitian Earthquake Relief Drive
8. Reportlinker Adds Diet Foods- 2010 Edition
9. Cities and states propose voluntary framework for cutting salt in packaged and restaurant foods
10. Pack Meals With Superfoods to Maximize Healthy Resolutions
11. An inexpensive dipstick test for pesticides in foods
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors in ... School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green Hospital ... at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train in ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, ... presented a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary ... part of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on ... article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo ... such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 ... dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery ... are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association ... it will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance ... 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Calif. , June 23, 2016 Any dentist ... many challenges of the current process. Many of them do ... of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And ... to offer it at such a high cost that the ... it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; ... for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a ... septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is the first ... integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... infection and PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... 52" report to their offering. ... creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The ... that will serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza ... to cap sales considerably, but development is still in its ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: