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Diet - potassium
The Food and Nutrition Center of the Institute of Medicine has established the following recommended dietary intakes for potassium:
Children and Adolescents
Women who are producing breast milk need slightly higher amounts (5.1 g/day). Ask your doctor what amount is best for you.
Persons who are being treated for hypokalemia need potassium supplements. Your health care provider will develop a supplementation plan based on your specific needs.
Panel on Dietary Reference Intakes for Electrolytes and Water, Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes. Dietary Reference Intakes for Water, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, and Sulfate. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2004.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005:
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