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"Dietary potassium protects type 2 diabetes patients against heart, kidney disease"


"Dietary potassium has been found to protect type 2 diabetes patients against heart and kidney disease. The researchers found that higher levels of urinary potassium excretion – which is related to the amount taken in – is linked with the slower decline of kidney function and lower incidences of cardiovascular complications among type 2 diabetes patients.

The findings were published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Type 2 diabetes patients are at a higher risk of kidney failure and heart disease. Researchers studied 623 type 2 diabetics with normal kidney functions. Researchers aimed to uncover if higher sodium and potassium intake are associated with a higher risk of heart and kidney disease."

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Source- http://www.belmarrahealth.com/dietary-potassium-protects-type-2-diabetes-patients-against-heart-kidney-disease/

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