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Availability of Potassium on the Nutrition Facts Panel of US Packaged Foods

Christine J. Curtis, MBA; Sarah A. Niederman, MPH; Susan M. Kansagra, MD, MBA
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):828-829. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3807.
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Studies have indicated that diets low in potassium and high in sodium are associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease,1 the leading cause of death in the United States,2 whereas higher potassium intake is associated with reduced risk for both all-cause and cardiovascular disease–related mortality.3 Yet, the majority of US adults consume considerably less than the 4700 mg/d of potassium that is recommended by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.4

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Figure. Distribution of food categories by availability of potassium content on the nutrition facts panel. The grey bar represents a range of 0% to less than 1%; black bars represent consecutive 10% ranges.

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