COMMENTARY: Lifestyle recommendations plus the DASH diet reduced hypertension in patients with above-optimal blood pressure

Guitteau, Michelle; Rosenberg, Mark
September 2006
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p42
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study which cites that improvement in blood pressure (BP) control can be brought by modifying one's diet and lifestyle. A person's life pattern can change the intake of healthy foods, and weight loss that persist over 18 months. The study found that BP could be reduced with only two 30-minute counseling sessions regarding nonpharmacologic treatments of hypertension. A sodium intake of 2400 mg/day and saturated fat for weight loss is recommended for healthy living.


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