September 25, 2013

Living better with heart failure by changing what you eat

University of Michigan Cardiovascular study shows DASH diet improves heart function, lowers blood pressure

Diet can dramatically lower hypertension and improve heart function in patients with a common type of heart failure, according to research presented at today’s Heart Failure Society of America meeting in Orlando, Fla.

After 21 days of following a low-sodium Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan, patients saw a drop in blood pressure similar to taking anti-hypertension medicine.