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DASH eating plan. "DASH" stands for "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension," a clinical study that tested the effects of nutrients in food on blood pressure. Study results indicated that elevated blood pressures were reduced by an eating plan that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and lowfat dairy foods and is low in saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol. The DASH eating plan includes whole grains, poultry, fish, and nuts and has reduced amounts of fats, red meats, sweets, and sugared beverages.
Eating lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease

Eating lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease

Contrary to conventional wisdom, a growing body of evidence shows that eating lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease, according to recent research by nutritional scientists. [More]
Overweight Group Health patients with hypertension benefit from 'pocket dietitian'

Overweight Group Health patients with hypertension benefit from 'pocket dietitian'

A rich chocolate cake is tempting you, but where is a dietitian when you need one? The e-Care for Heart Wellness study sought to solve this problem. In the study, Group Health patients who were overweight and had hypertension were more likely to have lost 10 pounds in six months if they had secure online access to a dietitian than if they received only information and usual care. The American Journal of Preventive Medicine published the e-Care study. [More]
DASH diet wins Best Diets Overall, while Weight Watchers continues to hold No. 1 spot for Best Weight-Loss Diets

DASH diet wins Best Diets Overall, while Weight Watchers continues to hold No. 1 spot for Best Weight-Loss Diets

As many Americans resolve to lose weight and lead healthier lifestyles in the new year, U.S. News & World Report today released its Best Diets 2014, featuring rankings and information on 32 diet plans. [More]
DASH diet improves heart function, lowers blood pressure in heart failure patients

DASH diet improves heart function, lowers blood pressure in heart failure patients

​Diet can dramatically lower hypertension and improve heart function in patients with a common type of heart failure, according to research presented at today's Heart Failure Society of America meeting in Orlando, Fla. [More]
Greater adherence to DASH diet can lead to significant reductions in blood pressure

Greater adherence to DASH diet can lead to significant reductions in blood pressure

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which promotes consumption of more fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and whole grain, and less meats and sweets, is a proven effective treatment for hypertension. For some individuals, adherence to the diet can be just as effective in lowering blood pressure as taking antihypertensive medication. [More]
Better diet before pregnancy lowers GDM risk

Better diet before pregnancy lowers GDM risk

Adhering to a healthy diet before pregnancy can significantly reduce a woman’s likelihood for developing gestational diabetes mellitus, show study findings published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. [More]
Better diet before pregnancy lowers GDM risk

Better diet before pregnancy lowers GDM risk

Adhering to a healthy diet before pregnancy can significantly reduce a woman’s likelihood for developing gestational diabetes mellitus, show study findings published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. [More]
Raisins may help lower blood pressure

Raisins may help lower blood pressure

If you have slightly higher than normal blood pressure - known as prehypertension - consider eating a handful of raisins. New data suggest that, among individuals with mild increases in blood pressure, the routine consumption of raisins (three times a day) may significantly lower blood pressure, especially when compared to eating other common snacks, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. [More]
2012 ‘Best Diets’ rankings

2012 ‘Best Diets’ rankings

Those aspiring to lose weight and eat healthy this New Year may benefit from the U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Best Diets rankings. Each year, U.S. News accumulates data from scientific journals, government reports, and solicits input from 22 experts in food science and nutrition, to come up for its rankings. [More]
Lean beef can contribute to heart-healthy diet

Lean beef can contribute to heart-healthy diet

Lean beef can contribute to a heart-healthy diet in the same way lean white meats can, according to nutritional scientists. [More]
Cabot's 5-Day Menu Planner seeks to refocus eating habits to balance nutrition

Cabot's 5-Day Menu Planner seeks to refocus eating habits to balance nutrition

November is American Diabetes Month, and the American Diabetes Association has released some startling facts on just how prevalent the disease has become in the United States. [More]
Comprehensive review on non-drug interventions for treatment of high blood pressure

Comprehensive review on non-drug interventions for treatment of high blood pressure

More and more, patients show up to appointments with hypertension expert John Bisognano, M.D., Ph.D. carrying bags full of "natural" products that they hope will help lower their blood pressure. And like most physicians, Bisognano doesn't always know if these products will do any good, or if they will cause any harm. [More]
More evidence needed to determine how diets can reduce hypertension in individuals

More evidence needed to determine how diets can reduce hypertension in individuals

New research by a University of Kent pharmacist should reveal more evidence about how diets can reduce blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease in different individuals. [More]
DASH diet comes out on top

DASH diet comes out on top

DASH diet, often recommended to help adults lower their blood pressure has ranked over more popular options in a ranking of 20 diets by U.S. News & World Report. The DASH diet, the magazine concluded, was the best overall. Government approved DASH standing for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension was chosen by the magazine’s panel of nutrition experts among other things, being nutritious, easy to follow and protecting against heart disease and perhaps diabetes. [More]
Einstein health expert plays an important role in development of U.S. News 'Best Diets' rankings

Einstein health expert plays an important role in development of U.S. News 'Best Diets' rankings

Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Ph.D., R.D. of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University played an important role in the development of the "Best Diets" rankings, which U.S. News released today. [More]
Researchers suggest DASH-style diet reduces kidney stone formation

Researchers suggest DASH-style diet reduces kidney stone formation

Certain key ingredients of a diet designed to prevent high blood pressure can ward off kidney stones, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest how low-fat dairy products and/or plants may have potent kidney stone-fighting properties. [More]
DASH eating plan reduces long-term risk of heart attack among African-Americans: Study

DASH eating plan reduces long-term risk of heart attack among African-Americans: Study

The DASH eating plan, known to reduce blood pressure and bad cholesterol, also reduces the 10-year risk of heart attack, especially among African-Americans, according to research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. [More]
DASH eating plan reduces heart disease risk in African Americans: Study

DASH eating plan reduces heart disease risk in African Americans: Study

A new study suggests yet another reason for Americans to abandon their current fatty diets in favor of one rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fat. Choosing these healthier options appears to significantly reduce the long-term risk of heart disease in patients with mildly elevated blood pressure, particularly African Americans. [More]
Extensive gap exists between primary care practice and obesity care

Extensive gap exists between primary care practice and obesity care

Using combined and intensive treatments and restructuring care to treat obesity like other chronic diseases may help primary care clinicians and patients better address the condition, according to a commentary and three articles published in the January 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. [More]
Majority of consumers say food scoring system would influence their purchasing decisions

Majority of consumers say food scoring system would influence their purchasing decisions

Grocery shoppers in a new study report that a one to 100-point food rating system would help them choose what goes into their carts. [More]