Top-ranked eating plans from NIH – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The NIH-supported, research-based DASH diet is ranked number one by U.S. News & World Report. NIH nutritionist Janet de Jesus says it is designed to help lower blood pressure.
de Jesus: DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. And this eating plan was created as a result of two major clinical trials. And what they found is that even independent of sodium reduction or weight loss that the DASH eating plan was able to lower blood pressure in participants.
Narrator: Hypertension is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. de Jesus adds that the DASH diet can also help with weight loss. For details, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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