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Solutions (Medicine: Strokes and Potassium) #163275

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 29, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Diego: John McKenzie) Simple dietary solution to preventing strokes by means of diet featured; details given of a 12-year San Diego study published in the "New England Journal of Medicine" that found a diet rich in potassium may protect people from stroke-related death and of current lab research at the University of Minnesota on high potassium intake. [University of San Diego Dr. Elizabeth BARRETT-CONNOR, University of Minnesota Dr. Louis TOBIAN, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Dr. Milton PACKER, study volunteer Marilyn WILSON - comment on high potassium diets.] The problems for Americans in getting enough potassium detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Examples of potassium-rich food listed. Tomorrow's study previewed.

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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