In today's health matters, people who eat plenty of high-potassium fruits, vegetables and dairy products may be less likely to suffer a stroke.
Researchers analyzed ten studies involving more than 200,000 middle-aged and older adults. They found a person's stroke risk dipped as people reported their potassium intake increased.
For every thousand milligram increase in potassium intake, the odds of suffering a stroke in the next five to 14 years declined by 11 percent.
The team noted that is only a modest benefit for any one person. They add since high potassium foods such as fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy are generally healthy choices, their findings do not prove potassium alone is what produced a positive result.
Findings appear in the journal 'Stroke.'