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DASH Diet Reduces Heart Attacks and Strokes

A large study followed 88,000 women over 25 years found good strong evidence that a healthy diet such as the "DASH" (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet provided long-term evidence of of health benefits. So the diet promoting vegetables, fish, poultry, whole grains and reduced sodium intake not only reduces hypertension and lowers bad cholesterol, but also reduces heart attacks (myocardial infarctions) and strokes (cerebral vascular accidents). The actual results were a 24% less heart attacks and 18% less strokes. Remember, high blood pressure can damage organs over time. The recent news of the anti-cholesterol drug Vytorin failing to reduce heart attacks when it was known to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, reinforces the fact that lifestyle actions such as diet is better for your health than just taking a magic pill. My philosophy found on my website profile as an important part of health. The DASH diet can be found on the National Institute for Health's website or in the reference section.

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Anthony Tsai, D.C.
Chiropractor in San Jose, CA
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Graston Technique Certified

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References:
http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/168/7/713
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp/prevent/h_eating/h_e_dash.htm
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jrUzu2epE1hzKR1LM_ULE7q41F9gD901RLBG1
http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/living-well-usn/2008/04/14/one-more-reason-to-try-the-dash-diet--and-how.html
http://news.aol.com/health/story/_a/dash-diet-curbs-heart-attacks-strokes/20080415101009990001
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/HeartAttack/HeartAttack_WhatIs.html

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