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Study Finds DASH Diet And Reduced Sodium Lowers Blood Pressure For All

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December 20, 2001
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The DASH diet plus reduced dietary sodium lowers blood pressure for all persons, according to the first detailed subgroup analysis of the DASH study results. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension study was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

The DASH diet plus reduced dietary sodium lowers blood pressure for all persons, according to the first detailed subgroup analysis of the DASH study results. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension study was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The detailed analysis, published in the December 18, 2001, issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, showed the blood pressure lowering effects of the DASH diet and reduced dietary sodium in a wide variety of population subgroups: persons with and without hypertension or a family history of hypertension, older and younger adults, men and women, African-American and other races, obese and nonobese, as well as people with higher or lower physical activity levels, larger or smaller waist circumferences, and higher or lower annual family income or education.


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NIH/National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute. (2001, December 20). Study Finds DASH Diet And Reduced Sodium Lowers Blood Pressure For All. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011220082349.htm
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