Potassium Chloride Could Help Prevent 450,000 Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease
A new study found that potassium chloride may be an important ingredient in combating chronic disease in China.
A new study conducted by researchers from the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and China, revealed that the use of potassium chloride as a salt substitute could help prevent nearly 450,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China.1
Potassium chloride has become one of the most widely used salt substitutes since it provides salty taste in food products without adding sodium. Not only that, but it can also simultaneously boost potassium levels in food products. For this reason, scientists have been working to understand just how beneficial this ingredient might be for worldwide health.1
This new study is the first of its kind that quantifies the impact of potassium-enriched salt substitutes in replacement of dietary salt intake.1
China’s population sodium intake is more than double what is recommended as the upper limit by the World Health Organization. What’s more, the leading cause of death in this country is related to high blood pressure, which 45% of the population is living with. The report stated that “using salt substitutes was directly associated with lowered systolic blood pressure and the effects increased with age.”1 With these findings, the researchers “estimated that the intervention could prevent about one in nine deaths from cardiovascular disease in China.”1
Learn more about this important potassium-enriched salt substitute, and the various potassium chloride ingredients that Cargill has to offer: https://www.cargill.com/food-beverage/na/potassium-chloride-products