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Updated 14 February 2013

New research on potassium

Potassium may help people with congestive heart failure, a condition where the heart is unable to pump sufficient blood throughout the body. The potassium helps reduce the irregular heart beat that results from the condition. Increasing potassium intake can help reduce large amounts of calcium lost in the urine which can lead to kidney stones. Potassium reduces the risk of stroke, and also lowers blood pressure.

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Potassium may help people with congestive heart failure, a condition where the heart is unable to pump sufficient blood throughout the body. The potassium helps reduce the irregular heart beat that results from the condition.

Increasing potassium intake can help reduce large amounts of calcium lost in the urine which can lead to kidney stones. Potassium reduces the risk of stroke, and also lowers blood pressure.

 
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