WASHINGTON — A new study has suggested that consuming daily a potassium-rich foods may save the heart and kidneys of patients with type 2 diabetes.
People with type 2 diabetes are at great risk of developing kidney failure and heart disease. To examine whether higher intake sodium and potassium are associated with these risks, Shin-ichi Araki from Shiga University of Medical Science, in Japan and his colleagues studied a group of 623 patients with type 2 diabetes and normal kidney function.
Patients were enrolled between 1996 and 2003 and were followed-up until 2013.
Higher levels of urinary potassium excretion, which closely correlate with intake amounts, were linked with a slower decline of kidney function and a lower incidence of cardiovascular complications.
Sodium levels were not associated with kidney or heart health during follow-up.
For many individuals with diabetes, the most challenging part of a treatment plan is to determine what to eat.
The results in the study highlight the importance of a diet high in diabetes nutrition therapy, noted Araki.
The study will appear in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.