Potassium intake for adults and children
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Effect of increased potassium intake on blood pressure, renal function, blood lipids and other potential adverse effects
Effect of increased potassium intake on cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease and stroke
Effect of increased potassium intake on blood pressure and potential adverse effects in children
This guideline provides the first global, evidence-informed recommendations on the consumption of potassium to reduce NCDs in most adults and children which WHO had developed.
The recommendations in this guideline can be used by policy-makers, technical and programme planners in the government and various organizations involved in the design, implementation and scaling-up of nutrition actions for public health and prevention of NCDs, to assess current potassium intake levels relative to a benchmark and develop measures to increase potassium intake, where necessary, through public health interventions including, but not limited to, food and product labelling, consumer education, and the establishment of food-based dietary guidelines (FBDG).
The guideline should be should be used in conjunction with sodium and other nutrient guidelines to develop and guide national policies and public health nutrition programmes.