Sodium and Potassium in the Food Supply: A Model to Predict Intakes and Health Outcomes

The dietary sodium-to-potassium ratio is shown to be more strongly associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD-related mortality than either sodium or potassium intake alone. The aim was to estimate the sodium-to-potassium ratio in the diet of US adults.

Institution: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Principal Investigator: Alanna Moshfegh, MS, RD
Amount Awarded: $60,000
Year Awarded: 2014

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