DASH diet can reduce heart failure risk in people under 75

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New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet proven to have beneficial effects on high blood pressure may also reduce the risk of developing heart failure by almost half in people under 75 years, according to research. The research was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The DASH diet emphasises eating of fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, poultry, fish, and low-fat dairy products while reducing consumption of salt, red meat, sweets, and sugar-sweetened beverages. It is similar to the Mediterranean diet but differs in recommending low-fat dairy products and excluding alcoholic beverages. The observational study of more than 4,500 people showed that those individuals under 75 who most closely adhered to the DASH diet had a significantly lower risk of developing heart failure than those whose eating habits were least in keeping with the diet.

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