Potassium and risk of Type 2 diabetes.


Journal Article

The rising incidence and prevalence of Type 2 diabetes worldwide requires us to try to identify the determinants of this epidemic and to identify improved measures to prevent and treat this condition. While obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes, there are other risk factors that could potentially be corrected more easily. Potassium, both serum levels and to a lesser extent dietary intake levels, has been associated with incident diabetes. Lower levels of potassium have been found to be associated with a higher risk of diabetes in some studies. This article will review the literature available describing these associations and will help to identify where further research is needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chatterjee, R; Yeh, H-C; Edelman, D; Brancati, F

Published Date

  • September 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 665 - 672

PubMed ID

  • 22025927

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22025927

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1744-6651

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1586/eem.11.60


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England