Dash diet may reduce need for blood pressure medication

Posted on December 8th, 2011 by

Q: Is the Dash diet effective for extremely high blood pressure? I really want to avoid taking medication. 

 A: Research has found the Dash diet to be an effective way to lower blood pressure in people who have slightly elevated high blood pressure (prehypertension) and in those with stage 1 (mild to moderate) high blood pressure (hypertension.)

Chicago Tribune, by Dr. Gary Schwartz, 12/6/11

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