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October 9th 2011
The DASH Diet and African American Heart Health
African Americans are especially likely to develop hypertension and complications from high blood pressure. When the DASH diet was being developed, special attention was paid to ensuring that the diet was beneficial for African Americans. The researchers included more blacks than are present in the general American population. And the results showed that the DASH Diet improved blood pressure significantly in African Americans.
What are some of the ways that the DASH Diet is an improvement in eating style compared with traditional habits?