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

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

The Neuroinflammation Man: Jarred Younger on Inflammation, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Riding the Chronic Illness Roller Coaster

Dear Dr. Collins: I’m Disabled. Can the N.I.H. Spare a Few Dimes?

Finding Joy in Every Day

Can Botanicals Beat Brain Fog & Fibrofog?

SURVEY RESULTS: What Triggered Your Illness?

7 Things I Have Learned From Having a Chronic Illness

Underlying Keys to Recovery and Overcoming Obstacles

Rituximab – Promising Effects

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) for Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and Migraine

 
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 Nutritional Supplement Orders

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

The Remarkable Benefits of Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms The Remarkable Benefits of Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms
Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World
Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound
Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sleep But Were Too Tired to Ask Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sleep But Were Too Tired to Ask

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