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n=1 Episode 3: What's the DASH Diet?

In this episode, Kevin Klatt, PhD, and Katherine Pett, MS, RDN have their first guest, Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN to talk about the science and history of the DASH diet. What is DASH? Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Though the DASH diet has been around since the 90's it doesn't get the same breathless coverage as the latest eating craze, but why? Rosanne, Katherine, and Kevin go through the state of the science at the time of the development of the diet as well as some of the major trials. So tune in and learn: What is the DASH diet and who might it be right for?

*Disclaimer: This podcast is not intended as nutrition advice, if you are planning to make a dietary change, please consult with a physician or registered dietitian. The content of this podcast reflects the views of the speakers or guests and not those of their employers.

Basic DASH Guidelines can be found here.

Interested in reading more of the science we reference in the podcast? Here are our sources:

1988: Intersalt: an international study of electrolyte excretion and blood pressure. Results for 24 hour urinary sodium and potassium excretion.

1988: Low blood pressure in vegetarians: effects of specific foods and nutrients.

1995: The effect of potassium supplementation in persons with a high-normal blood pressure. Results from phase I of the Trials of Hypertension Prevention (TOHP). Trials of Hypertension Prevention(TOHP) Collaborative Research Group.

1995: Rationale and design of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension trial (DASH). A multicentercontrolled-feeding study of dietary patterns to lower blood pressure.

1997: DASH: A Clinical Trial of the Effects of Dietary Patterns on Blood Pressure.

2001: Long-term weight loss and changes in blood pressure: results of the Trials of Hypertension Prevention, phase II.

2005: Sodium reduction for hypertension prevention in overweight adults: further results from the Trials of Hypertension Prevention Phase II.

2008: OmniHeart: Characteristics of the Diet Patterns Tested in the Optimal Macronutrient Intake Trial to Prevent Heart Disease (OmniHeart): Options for a Heart-Healthy Diet.

2010: ENCORE: Effects of the DASH diet alone and in combination with exercise and weight loss on blood pressure and cardiovascular biomarkers in men and women with high blood pressure: the ENCORE study.

2014: Institute of Medicine. 2013. Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2013.

2015: SPRINT Trial: A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control.

2016: Comparison of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and a higher-fat DASH diet on blood pressure and lipids and lipoproteins: a randomized controlled trial.

Kevin & Katherine's "About Me" and Disclosures:

Rosanne Rust's "About Me" and Disclosures:

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