International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


(MCI Approved Journal)

ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 5, Issue 7 (2019)

to evaluate the effectiveness of dash (dietary approach to stop hypertension) diet education with telephonic follow up on compliance to dash diet & blood pressure among hypertensive patients. A narrative review

Author(s): Rashmi Lal, Ishak Mohd
Abstract: Background & Objective: Dietary approach to stop hypertension (DASH) eating pattern, a diet which is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy with a reduced content of sodium, saturated fat, and total fat is introduced as an appropriate diet for hypertension. This eating point was especially designed to normalize blood pressure in hypertensive patients, and a large body of data could confirm its beneficial effects on blood pressure level. Methods: Pub-med, EBSCO data bases, Google scholar data bases were searched for reviews regarding compliance to DASH diet. Conclusion: It is emphasized that DASH diet is suitable for whole life span. Evidenced also confirm the beneficial effects of DASH diet on hypertensive patients and other metabolic disorders. So based on the existing facts, it can be concluded that DASH diet is a good dietary pattern for both controlling the metabolic risk factors and being healthy.
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