October 24, 2019

Food can help control some chronic health conditions, in some cases eliminating the need for drugs

By Karl Oestreich

Washington Post
by Jill U. Adams

If you have a chronic health condition — and about 60 percent of Americans live with at least one — you can use food to help manage your problem. Yet too many Americans don’t eat with their particular health demands in mind. … “From a clinical perspective, we do recommend diets based on somebody’s condition,” says Donald Hensrud, a physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., who specializes in nutrition and weight management. The various diets supported by scientific evidence have greater similarities than differences, Hensrud says.

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Context: Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.S., M.P.H. is a Mayo Clinic internal medicine physician. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. You can read more about DASH here.

Contact: Kelley Luckstein

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