For four years in a row, the DASH diet has been selected by a panel of physicians and other doctoral-level health professionals as the #1 diet by US News & World Report. Why? Because the DASH diet has been the subject of more research than any other diet. And each new study continues to show additional benefits, including reducing blood pressure and cholesterol; supporting healthy weight loss; lowering risk of stroke, heart attacks, and heart failure; lowering risk of several kinds of cancer (including new research showing lower risk of breast cancer), kidney stones, and type 2 diabetes. And as you might expect, the same panel selected the DASH diet as the healthiest eating plan and the best diet for diabetes.
diet has been the subject of several research studies which continue to hit the news. Recently, the DASH diet was found to slow the progression of early stage kidney disease.
One of the big news stories was regarding women who had followed a DASH eating pattern for
over 20 years and had fewer heart attacks and strokes than those who did not. A second story that month, reported on a research
study showing that the DASH diet could also benefit teens with high blood
pressure. The DASH diet truly is a healthy diet for almost everyone!
February 28, 2014. The DASH diet dould be a better solution for lowering the risk of kidney stones, as compared to traditional advice. Huffington Post.
January 18, 2013. The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution was ranked as one of the top diet books of 2013. Why? Because it is based on science, doesn't involve deprivation, and is easy-to-follow.
January 7, 2013. Best Diets For the third year in a row, the expert panel of physicians and nutrition professors ranked the DASH diet as the Best Diet Overall. Full Story: in US News & World Report.
December 3, 2012. It's not too late to drop a dress size by Christmas! A brilliantly simple new diet that's sweeping the U.S. targets your tum - and boosts your health. Full Story:
from the Daily Mail (UK) newspaper.
"When doctors devised an eating plan to fight high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes, weight loss was an added bonus
An eating programme devised by doctors to fight high blood pressure has become the latest weight-loss phenomenon and named America’s healthiest diet two years in a row."
And DASH was featured in an Australian TV news story on November 23, 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adolescents with elevated blood
pressure can lower their blood pressure and improve their nutrient intake by
following a teen version of the so-called DASH diet, results of a new study
CHICAGO, Apr. 14, 2008 (AP Online delivered by Newstex) -- A
large study offers the strongest evidence yet that a diet the government
recommends for lowering blood pressure can save people from heart attack and
The DASH diet was developed in research sponsored by the National Institutes
of Health, and is recommended by the American Heart Association, the Dietary
Guidelines for Americans, and is part of the US treatment guidelines for
hypertension. The DASH Diet Action Plan was designed to be the user-friendly
guide to help people adopt the DASH diet.