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Vitamin and Mineral Supplements: What Clinicians Need to Know

JoAnn E Manson, Shari S Bassuk
JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association 2018 March 6, 319 (9): 859-860
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Romeo Mariano wrote:

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This is a laughable pathetic article.

I give one example: Why is it that only 3% of Americans meet the US RDA for potassium? The US RDA is 4700 mg a day. The average American gets 2500 mg a day - less than the 3000 mg a day RDA for a 3 year old child. Hardly any physician counsels their patients on achieving this crucial RDA. Even the DASH diet falls short - admirably getting to 4500 mg of potassium but still short of the US RDA.

The lack of adequate potassium in the American diet means over 60 percent of Americans will get hypertension by 60 years old. It contributes to obesity and diabetes and heart disease.

But there is only silence. Doctors are SCARED to recommend potassium supplements to patients when their diets are not capable of providing sufficient potassium.

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