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Hypotensive Effects of Potassium and Magnesium

Abstract Despite recent strides for awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension, prevalence remains high with estimates suggesting one third of Americans have hypertension. The hypotensive effects of potassium and magnesium have been known and administered in a clinical setting for nearly a century. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of taking a potassium/magnesium supplement to help reduce blood pressure in individuals with mildly-moderately elevated blood pressure. In this randomized, controlled crossover trial, potassium and magnesium supplementation was explored among healthy adults with mildly elevated blood pressure in Phoenix, Arizona. Subjects (n = 12) were randomly assigned to ingest either the treatment chewy ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Pawloski, Jason Richard (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Vega-Lopez, Sonia (Committee member) / Lespron, Christy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / blood pressure / hypertension / magnesium / potassium / sodium
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 86 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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