Even if you have hypertension, making some changes to your diet may help reduce your risk of heart disease. According to a recent study, adults who closely followed a DASH-style diet were less likely to experience a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke. So, if you’re looking for ways to lower your blood pressure and improve your heart health, consider adopting some of the principles of the DASH diet.
For the study, researchers simulated heart disease and stroke events, mortality, and healthcare costs starting in 2018 and will continue on into 2027. Approximately half of the model population were women, and 61% had regular access to health care. Researchers applied evidence from published meta-analyses and trial data about the effects of lifestyle changes on blood pressure. These lifestyle changes included dietary changes, sustained weight loss, physical activity, alcohol moderation, and smoking cessation.
It was found that making simple lifestyle changes could have substantial health and economic benefits. One of the most profound changes was seen in those who followed the DASH diet.
The effects of the DASH diet were highlighted recently at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2022, held in San Diego. The meeting is the premier scientific exchange that shares recent research advances on high blood pressure and its relationship to cardiac and kidney disease, stroke, obesity and genetics.
The DASH diet was designed to help manage high blood pressure and emphasizes foods including vegetables and fruits, lean meat sources, nuts, seeds, and grains. It limits the consumption of red meat, sodium, sugar, and sweetened beverages.
By making these simple diet changes, researchers believe it could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease events such as stroke, heart failure, or heart attack. They also note it could prevent thousands of deaths and save billions in health care costs.
Maintaining Heart Health
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