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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.
Higher-fat DASH diet significantly reduces blood pressure and triglycerides

Higher-fat DASH diet significantly reduces blood pressure and triglycerides

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) dietary pattern, which is high in fruits, vegetables and low fat dairy foods, significantly lowers blood pressure as well as low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. [More]
Easy-to-follow MIND diet helps lower Alzheimer's risk

Easy-to-follow MIND diet helps lower Alzheimer's risk

A diet created, studied and reported on by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has been ranked the easiest diet to follow and the second best overall diet (tying in both categories) for 2016 by U.S. News & World Report. [More]
St. Michael's Hospital study finds that cholesterol-reducing diet also lowers blood pressure

St. Michael's Hospital study finds that cholesterol-reducing diet also lowers blood pressure

A diet developed for reducing cholesterol also lowers blood pressure, a St. Michael's Hospital study has found. [More]
Aging adults who follow MIND diet can delay cognitive decline

Aging adults who follow MIND diet can delay cognitive decline

While cognitive abilities naturally diminish as part of the normal aging process, it may be possible to take a bite out of this expected decline. [More]
Drinking low-calorie cranberry juice may help lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke

Drinking low-calorie cranberry juice may help lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke

A new study reveals that drinking low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail may help lower the risk of chronic diseases that rank among the leading causes of death worldwide, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke. The finding is welcome news considering the World Health Organization estimates the trio of diseases annually claim 15.6 million lives around the globe. [More]
New diet may significantly lower risk of Alzheimer's disease

New diet may significantly lower risk of Alzheimer's disease

A new diet, appropriately known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, even if the diet is not meticulously followed, according to a paper published online for subscribers in March in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. [More]
Study: Low glycemic diet does not improve insulin sensitivity or cardiovascular risk factors

Study: Low glycemic diet does not improve insulin sensitivity or cardiovascular risk factors

Nutrition experts are continually debating the nutritional value of carbohydrate-containing foods and whether some are healthier than others. High carbohydrate foods are classified by how much they increase blood sugar; known as glycemic index. In new findings led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, researchers looked at glycemic index' effect on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes and found that low glycemic diets did not improve insulin sensitivity or cardiovascular risk factors. [More]
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]
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