June 2000 Issue
Low-Sodium Diet Advised Even for Healthy People
People with high blood pressure and even those with normal blood pressure may benefit from cutting back on dietary sodium, according to a new DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) study from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. In the study, 412 adults—half with high blood pressure—were randomly assigned to the "typical" American diet or the DASH diet (low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol; rich in fruits, low-fat dairy
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