January 1997 Issue
Pressure Goes Down When Fruits and Veggies Go Up in Diet
Score one more for fruits and vegetables, with honorable mention for other low-fat foods. A study reported at a recent American Heart Association meeting found these foods can control high blood pressure as well as drugs can. In the study, dubbed DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stopping Hypertension), scientists at six centers across the U.S. studied 459 adults for eight weeks. Participants had high-normal or mildly elevated blood pressure -- below 160 systolic (the
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