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Unilever Unveils Promise(R) SuperShots(R) for Blood Pressure, the First Functional Shot to Increase Daily Potassium Intake to Help Reduce the Risk of High Blood Pressure
Date:7/7/2008

New review article in leading hypertension journal suggests that increasing dietary potassium could have a significant effect on the prevention of

hypertension, a major public health concern Diets containing foods that are good sources of potassium and low in sodium

may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A just-released review article in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension concludes that an increase in potassium coupled with a decrease in sodium may be the most important dietary choice, after weight loss, to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.(1) The problem is, most Americans consume about half the recommended daily amount of potassium and double the recommended amount of sodium,(2) putting them at risk for high blood pressure and stroke.

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Now, Unilever (NYSE: UN) is introducing the first functional shot that may help close the potassium gap. Promise(R) SuperShots(R) for blood pressure are essential fruit blend functional shots that provide a good source of potassium and are low in sodium. Each three-ounce Promise(R) SuperShots(R) contains 350 mg of potassium, similar to the amount contained in a serving of a fruit that is a good source of potassium, such as a small banana. Promise(R) SuperShots(R) fruit blends come in three delicious flavors: strawberry banana, peach apricot, and mixed berry.

"High blood pressure is a major public health concern in the United States. But there is the potential to save many lives and significantly reduce health care costs associated
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