Wednesday, October 23, 2013

DASH Diet Benefits Heart Failure Patients with High Blood Pressure

After 3 weeks of following the low sodium Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan, patients with heart failure saw a drop in blood pressure similar to taking medicine to treat high blood pressure, according to research presented at the Heart Failure Society of America meeting and published in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Elderly patients with a common type of heart failure, called “diastolic” heart failure, who followed the DASH diet had improved heart function.

High blood pressure management is a key strategy of the  Million Hearts Initiative, an effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years.  Colorado participates in this initiative and you can too. Be one in a million - make your commitment and pledge today.

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