Potassium may prevent Calcified Arteries Vascular smooth muscle cells into bone-like cells under low-potassium conditions researchers now hypothesize. The researchers also found that increased dietary potassium levels lessened vascular calcification and aortic stiffness. Citation: Dietary potassium regulates vascular calcification and arterial stiffness. JCI Insight, 2017; 2 (19) DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.94920

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