SHR # 1183 :: Increasing Potassium Intake May Have Global Health Benefits PLUS The SuppVersity Science Roundup ::

Guest: Professor Graham MacGregor - Adel Moussa

Professor MacGregor has determined through meta-analysis of the available research that by asking people to reduce their sodium intake marginally while increasing their potassium intake hundreds of thousands of heart attacks and strokes can be avoided. PLUS SuppVersity Science Roundup picks up from there and looks at - The Link Between Sodium And Heart Disease - Post Menopausal Women At Greatest Risk When Supplementing With Calcium - Calcium In The Diet Is Usually Adequate - More Vegetables Yields Better Folate Levels - More Reasons Not To Be A Vegan: Missing Minerals - True Or False: Fat With Carbs Reduces Insulin Response - The Interplay Between Sodium, Potassium, Insulin Resistance And High Blood Pressure - Acidity In The Body As A Contributor - Plus More

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0 # cogrick2 2013-04-28 12:56
Holy cow. Perhaps supplementing with potassium is a good idea for many of us. I enjoyed the complexity you added to the Na:K and insulin/blood sugar dynamic. I look forward to hearing what Carl's bodybuilder discovers after adjusting his diet as Carl suggests.
+3 # Adel 2013-04-25 14:13
Erratum on the the K:Na ratio in the ancestral diet... I don't know what came over me, but for whatever reason I just said the K:Na ratio, i.e. the ratio of salt to potassium, in the ancestral diet was 1:1 This is however what some researchers suggest would be the MINIMUM to achieve.

* Currently the ratio is 1:3 for large parts of the Western society.

* The ancestral diet hat a ratio of 8-9:1!

Whether that's optimal, is another question, but I guess it explains what I said about our ancestors need to make sure that they get their share of sodium.

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