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Q In elderly men, does long term use of potassium enriched salt in the diet reduce cardiovascular death?
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cluster randomised controlled trial.
unclear allocation concealment.*
Follow up period:
mean 31 months.
5 kitchens in a veteran retirement home in northern Taiwan, China.
1981 elderly men 40 to ⩾80 years of age (mean age 75 y) were included in the analysis. Participants with serum creatinine concentrations ⩾3.5 mg/dl were excluded.
2 kitchens (n = 768) were allocated to gradually increasing concentrations of potassium enriched salt (49% sodium …