DASH Diet

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. The DASH eating plan includes whole grains, poultry, fish, and nuts and has reduced amounts of fats, red meats, sweets, and sugared beverages.
What is the DASH Diet?

In this diet, the acronym “DASH” stands for “Dietary approaches to Stop Hypertension.” This diet has been formulated especially for people who are at risk of high blood pressure or who already have the condition. The diet is intended to support the medical therapies such individuals may have been prescribed and to benefit their overall health.

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DASH diet plan may be most effective in reducing heart risk in people with hypertension

DASH diet plan may be most effective in reducing heart risk in people with hypertension

Physicians should have rudimentary knowledge of the benefits of plant-based diet for six health conditions

Physicians should have rudimentary knowledge of the benefits of plant-based diet for six health conditions

Healthy lifestyle may reduce the risk of dementia and extend life expectancy

Healthy lifestyle may reduce the risk of dementia and extend life expectancy

Personalized nutrition education at a grocery store improves adherence to DASH diet

Personalized nutrition education at a grocery store improves adherence to DASH diet

UMD awarded grant to develop an integrated hypertension management program for older adults

UMD awarded grant to develop an integrated hypertension management program for older adults

MIND and Mediterranean diets correlated with later onset of Parkinson's disease

MIND and Mediterranean diets correlated with later onset of Parkinson's disease

High flavanol diet associated with lower blood pressure

High flavanol diet associated with lower blood pressure

Plant-based diet with small amounts of meat and dairy can still lower blood pressure

Plant-based diet with small amounts of meat and dairy can still lower blood pressure

Eating more protein than recommended dietary allowance may benefit only a few, study shows

Eating more protein than recommended dietary allowance may benefit only a few, study shows

Aerobic exercise and heart-healthy diet may slow cognitive decline in older adults with CIND

Aerobic exercise and heart-healthy diet may slow cognitive decline in older adults with CIND

Healthful dietary patterns may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss

Healthful dietary patterns may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss

Maintaining a healthy diet can help prevent kidney disease, shows study

Maintaining a healthy diet can help prevent kidney disease, shows study

Eat more plant‐based food, less meat, for better heart health

Eat more plant‐based food, less meat, for better heart health

Plant-based dietary patterns may be linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death

Plant-based dietary patterns may be linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death

Mediterranean diet may improve memory in type 2 diabetics

Mediterranean diet may improve memory in type 2 diabetics

Adherence to DASH diet can lower heart failure risk in people under 75

Adherence to DASH diet can lower heart failure risk in people under 75

Healthy diets may protect against dementia

Healthy diets may protect against dementia

Good dietary practices in early adulthood can help preserve brain health in midlife

Good dietary practices in early adulthood can help preserve brain health in midlife

DASH-Sodium trial: Higher sodium intake linked with increased lightheadedness

DASH-Sodium trial: Higher sodium intake linked with increased lightheadedness

Mediterranean diet is the best diet there is

Mediterranean diet is the best diet there is