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DASH diet

  • DASH Diet and Regular Exercise Lowers Treatment-Resistant High Blood Pressure

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr October 1, 2021

    A structured dietary approach to stop hypertension (DASH) diet plan with regular aerobic exercise can significantly lower blood pressure in people with treatment-resistant high blood pressure (hypertension), a new randomised clinical trial (NCT02342808) suggests.  Notably, regular behaviour change counselling sessions were equally essential because participants who had regular counselling sessions with the structured diet and exercise programme reduced their blood pressure by over 5 mm Hg more than participants who…

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  • MIND Diet May Preserve Cognition in Older Adults Despite Existing Brain Disease

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr September 24, 2021

    The MIND diet may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease dementia and preserve cognition in older adults despite existing brain disease, a new observational study suggests.  According to the findings, study participants who adhered closely to the MIND diet had better overall cognitive performance than less-adherent participants despite existing brain diseases. “In this study of autopsy findings from 569 well-characterised community-dwelling older adults, a higher MIND diet score was associated…

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