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Take Your Blood Pressure to Heart
Help us find out if consuming more potassium will improve your heart health.
A research program of Tulane University Translational Science Institute and the National Institutes of Health
What is the PITCH study?
The PITCH Study aims to learn whether a higher intake of potassium lowers blood pressure, which may inform clinical and dietary guidelines for preventing hypertension (“high blood pressure”) among adults.
The goal is to establish safe, effective, and sustainable therapeutic options, like potassium supplementation, for treating hypertension and preventing heart disease.
This study is considered a “randomized controlled clinical trial.” If you qualify and are willing to participate in the study, we will assign you through a procedure like a coin toss to one group receiving oral potassium tablets or the other group receiving placebo tablets for 12 weeks. You will have an equal chance of being assigned to the treatment or placebo groups.
All participants will complete five clinic visits over the 12-week study. Free clinic parking is provided. Once enrolled in this study, you will receive gift cards for your time in participating.