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How effective is the DASH diet?

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In research studies, people who were on the DASH diet lowered their blood pressure within 2 weeks.

Another diet -- DASH-Sodium -- calls for cutting back sodium to 1,500 milligrams a day (about 2/3 teaspoon). Studies of people on the DASH-Sodium plan lowered their blood pressure as well.

From: DASH Diet and High Blood Pressure WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What is the DASH Eating Plan?"

FamilyDoctor.org: "The DASH Diet: Healthy Eating to Control Your Blood Pressure."

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on March 28, 2019

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What is the DASH Eating Plan?"

FamilyDoctor.org: "The DASH Diet: Healthy Eating to Control Your Blood Pressure."

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on March 28, 2019

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