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Keywords:

  • diet;
  • Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH);
  • hypertension;
  • sodium

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet may improve health in new ways other than the obviously beneficial cardiovascular effects. The DASH diet may also reduce the risk of some cancers, and the calcium in the dairy products would help to lower the risk of osteoporosis. One of the key things that has been promoted in the DASH studies is that it is made up of regular foods that are available at most grocery stores. Additionally, the DASH diet is consistent with many of the recommendations made by organizations in the United States: the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the National Cholesterol Education Program's Step 2 Diet, and the National Cancer Institute.