Table 3

Urinary Sodium and Potassium Concentrations (mEq/L) of the Study Population

No vegetable juice

(n = 24)

8 fluid ounce group

(n = 23)

16 fluid ounce group

(n = 26)


Urinary Potassium Concentration--0 weeks

21.6 ± 8.1

27.6 ± 15.8

30.2 ± 11.1*


Urinary Sodium Concentration--0 weeks

47.9 ± 21.1

62.8 ± 33.5

71.0 ± 24.8**


Urinary Potassium Concentration--12 weeks

24.9 ± 10.3

28.4 ± 13.0

36.2 ± 16.8***


Urinary Sodium Concentration--12 weeks

58.2 ± 20.8

62.4 ± 23.5

79.0 ± 27.8****


*Significantly different from no vegetable juice group (p = 0.01); **significantly different from no vegetable juice group (p < 0.01); ***significantly different from no vegetable juice group p < 0.01; ****significantly different from 8 fluid ounce group (p = 0.02), and no vegetable juice group (p < 0.01)

Values are means ± SD.

Shenoy et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:38   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-38

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