New Study From APS: Raising Dietary Potassium to Sodium Ratio Helps Reduce Heart, Kidney Disease

February 22, 2017

Limiting sodium and increasing potassium may be key to preventing chronic disease

Reducing sodium (salt) in the diet has been recommended to lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. However, in a new review article, University of Southern California researchers found that increasing dietary potassium is as important to improving the risk factors for cardiovascular and kidney disease as limiting dietary sodium. The article is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism. Read the full article here.