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Jan 20, 2011

The DASH Diet Lowers Blood Pressure and One's Risk for Heart Disease

The DASH diet also called the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension can substantially lower one's risk for hypertension and cardiovasular disease.  The DASH diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, poultry, fish, and nuts, while reducing the intake of saturated fats such as red meat, sweets, and sugar-containing beverages.  The DASH diet was associated with an eight percent decrease in LDL ( low-density lipoprotein ) cholesterol and a reduction of the systolic blood pressure by 6 mm Hg.  The DASH diet showed a ten year cardiovascular reduction of eighteen percent.

Another study on how the diet can lower our risk for heart disease.