Researchers Test Mice and Potassium

In recent news, a group of researchers found that spinach and sold ripe avocadoes have eight percent in Tesco.  The two could decrease the risk of heart attacks. The large team of researchers has gathered their findings at the University of Alabama.

They shared if people ate more foods that are high in potassium it may protect their heart from heart disease later on in life. Scientists at the University of Alabama believe that their findings could start a new supplement treatments. The treatments will  protect patients with fat building up in the arteries of the heart.

Researchers Find Link WIth High Potassium Foods

The scientist carried out some test on the mice at the University of Alabama with foods such as sweet potatoes, salmon, apricots, and bananas. All of this fruits and vegetables are all high potassium-rich foods. The results were astounding says some of the scientists that all are protecting the mice from heart disease.

While being on a high potassium diet, frequent analyzing was happening  on the fatty build-up in their arteries. Depending on the weight of the mouse itself, the would receive a variation of potassium in its diet. Some mice were giving more such as 2.1 percent of their weight, 0.7 percent of its weight, and 0.3 percent of the weight of the mouse.

As for the mice that weren’t on a high/low potassium diet they did have vascular calcification. Vascular calcification is an increase of fatty build up in the arteries that lead to the heart causing heart disease. Surprisingly, the mice that were on high potassium meal plan did not how signs of build up in their arteries.

Vascular calcification was not even present in one of the mice with a high potassium diet. if researcher were to test humans, those with existing heart disease could be prescribed potassium vitamins to reduce the fatty build-up in their arteries. Reducing vascular calcification in someone struggling with heart disease could decrease premature death due to heart disease.