Special Issue "Potassium and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2016)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jennifer Keogh
Fellow South Australian Cardiovascular Research Development Program, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Interests: prevention and management of chronic disease using dietary change to achieve health benefits in obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease; diet and endothelial function, including sodium, potassium and saturated fat; intermittent energy restriction as a strategy for weight loss in people with and without diabetes
Dietary potassium intake is positively associated with a number of health benefits in blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, endothelial function and bone health. Some researchers argue that the current dietary intake of potassium is inadequate. A higher intake of processed foods leads to a lower intake of potassium than a diet replete in vegetables, fruit and wholegrains. Recent surveys of dietary intake in Australia show that adult dietary potassium intake is approximately 3000 mg in men and 2500 mg in women. In Australia the adequate intake for potassium is 3800 mg/day for men and 2800 mg for women whereas in the United States it is 4700 mg/day. The reason for these differences is unclear.
The purpose of this special issue is to review the recent evidence for the effects of dietary potassium intake on human health with an emphasis on randomised controlled trials or meta-analyses of data from published studies.
Dr. Jennifer Keogh
Prof. Dr. Peter Clifton
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- Potassium and health outcomes
- Potassium and endothelial function
- Potassium and markers of cardiovascular disease risk
- Potassium and bone health
- Dietary intake of potassium
- Dietary quality and health outcomes.