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Bananas and Reduction of Heart Disease

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Aortic stiffness, commonly known as “hardening of the arteries,” is predictive of heart disease in humans. In their study, researchers found increased levels of aortic stiffness in mice fed a reduced-potassium diet compared to mice fed normal amounts of potassium. [Note that the major study cited in this research applies to mice, and has not been validated on humans. The article is informative about potassion in general] New research indicates that food rich in potassium can reduce the chances of…

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