DASH Diets and Heart Failure

 Adherence to the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet has been shown to lower blood pressure. This diet emphasizes high intakes of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains.New Swedish research reports from a large prospective observational study that women who most closely followed the DASH diet were 37% less likely to experience…

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A Healthy Diet Can Significantly Lower Risk of Heart Failure in Women

A 7 year study of 36,000 Swedish women, 48-83 years old, found those who most closely followed the DASH diet had a 37% lower risk of heart failure than those women who least closely followed the plan. This benefit was seen after adjusting for Body Mass Index, family history, and smoking status.The DASH eating plan is one…

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