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IPI Publications: e-ifc No. 36, December 2013

Nutrition and Health - the Importance of Potassium

Compiled by S. Anavi; edited by P. Imas. 17 p. 2013.

Minerals are present in all body tissues and fluids. Their presence is required to maintain certain physical and chemical processes which are essential to life. For humans, potassium (K) is an essential macronutrient, and its importance to human health has been well recognized, with new studies continuing to emphasize its positive effects and its potential use in public health. For example, a high dietary intake of K has been shown to protect people from a number of conditions that affect the cardiovascular system, kidneys, and bones.

Topics covered in this nutrition and health booklet include blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, bone and kidney health, type 2 diabetes, dietary recommendations and safe intake considerations.

This leaflet can be downloaded from the IPI website. For hardcopies, please contact IPI head office.

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