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Older women can reduce stroke risk with potassium-rich diets, study shows
Washington Post

A new study shows that aging women whose diets are rich in potassium are less likely to suffer strokes and die than women who have less of the mineral in their diets.

For more than a decade, research has shown that potassium can lower blood pressure. But Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, who is the senior author of the new potassium study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, said her team’s findings offer clear evidence that potassium also cuts the risk of stroke in older women.