The DASH to lower blood pressure

Hoffer, Leonard John
December 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/15/97, Vol. 157 Issue 12, p1657
Academic Journal
Explains the effects of folic acid deficiency upon health, especially relating to increased blood pressure. Effects of elevated serum blood homocysteine concentration; Eating of foods deficient in folic acid; Details about the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) trial; Other research; Nutritional antioxidant therapy for chronic diseases like Alzheimer's disease.


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