Some with high blood pressure ignore diet advice

February 12, 2008 8:53:27 AM PST
Most Americans with high blood pressure are ignoring diet advice.

Researchers say people with hypertension are less likely to follow advice now than 10 years ago. They analyzed how many people have been adhering to the so-called dash diet, which encourages a boost of fruit, vegetables, fiber, minerals and low-fat dairy, while trimming fat.

The findings show 26 percent of patients were adhering to dash in the late 1980's through the mid-1990's. But in the last few years that number has gone down 7 percent.

You can read more about this study in the Archives of Internal Medicine.


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