NIH Designs DASH Diet To Lower Heart Disease

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have developed the DASH diet, a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in fat that can decrease heart disease.


In the April 14 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, it was discovered that healthy, middle-aged women who closely followed the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet have lower rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than women who do not follow such diets.

The Nurses' Health Study, which was funded by National Institutes of Health, followed 88,517 female nurses, whose ages ranged from 34 to 59 at the beginning of the study in 1980.

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