Study: Few with hypertension follow recommended DASH diet

05/22/2007 | Medscape (free registration)

A study of more than 4,000 hypertensive adults found that only 22% were following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, diet, an 8% drop from previous studies. The diet, which is rich in fruits, vegetables, grains and low-fat dietary products, has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure and is part of the lifestyle changes recommended for hypertensive patients under national guidelines.

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