ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
|

Trending News

CDC Whistleblower Reveals Widespread Manipulation of Scientific Data and Top-Down Pressure on CDC Sc...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unlocking the Secrets of Peppermint, Acacia and Fennel

9 Health Benefits of Cucumbers

How Glutathione Can Save Your Life

Coenzyme Q10 Benefits Symptoms in Gulf War Veterans: Results of a Randomized Double-Blind Study

New Research Helps Explain Why Elderly Are Prone to Sleep Problems

Brain inflammation dramatically disrupts memory retrieval networks, UCI study finds

VIDEO: Relaxation - Ocean Voyager Part I

Clinical trial demonstrates safety, effectiveness of immunotherapy for AdV, BKV, and herpesviruses i...

Scientists discover how to 'switch off' autoimmune diseases

 
Print Page
Email Article

Effects of the DASH Diet Alone and in Combination With Exercise and Weight Loss on Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Biomarkers in Men and Women With High Blood Pressure – Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, Jan 25, 2010

  [ 24 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By James A Blumenthal, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • January 27, 2010


Background: Although the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet has been shown to lower blood pressure (BP) in short-term feeding studies, it had not been shown to lower BP among free-living individuals, nor had it been shown to alter cardiovascular biomarkers of risk.

Objective: To compare the DASH diet alone or combined with a weight management program with usual diet controls among participants with prehypertension or stage 1 hypertension (systolic BP, 130-159 mm Hg; or diastolic BP, 85-99 mm Hg).

Design and Setting: Randomized, controlled trial in a tertiary care medical center with assessments at baseline and 4 months. Enrollment began October 29, 2003, and ended July 28, 2008.

Participants: Overweight or obese, unmedicated outpatients with high BP (N = 144).

Interventions: Usual diet controls, DASH diet alone, and DASH diet plus weight management.

Outcome Measures: The main outcome measure is BP measured in the clinic and by ambulatory BP monitoring. Secondary outcomes included pulse wave velocity, flow-mediated dilation of the brachial artery [measure of vascular function], baroreflex sensitivity [measure of autonomic function], and left ventricular mass [increases with elevated BP; measure of heart failure].

Results: Clinic-measured BP was reduced by:
• 16.1/9.9 mm Hg (DASH plus weight management);
• 11.2/7.5 mm (DASH alone);
• And 3.4/3.8 mm (usual diet controls) (P < .001).

A similar pattern was observed for ambulatory BP (P < .05).

Greater improvement was noted for DASH plus weight management compared with DASH alone for pulse wave velocity, baroreflex sensitivity, and left ventricular mass (all P < .05).

Conclusion: For overweight or obese persons with above-normal BP, the addition of exercise and weight loss to the DASH diet resulted in even larger BP reductions, greater improvements in vascular and autonomic function, and reduced left ventricular mass.

Clinical Trial Registration: clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00571844

Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, Jan 25, 2010;170(2):pp126-35. PMID: 20101007, by Blumenthal JA, Babyak MA, Hinderliter A, Watkins LL, Craighead L, Lin PH, Caccia C, Johnson J, Waugh R, Sherwood A. Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina; Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. [E-mail: Blume003@mc.duke.edu]




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Vitamin B-12

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints
Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits
Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound
How I Found My Long-Lost Energy How I Found My Long-Lost Energy
The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12 The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing