'DASH' diet seems to lower blood pressure

April 15, 2008 9:46:36 AM PDT
A diet the government recommends for lowering blood pressure can save people from heart attack and stroke.

Researchers studied thousands of women for nearly 25 years. They wanted to know the affects of the "DASH" diet, which favors fruits, veggies, whole grains, low fat milk and plant based protein. Findings show women whose diets were in line with DASH were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack and 18 percent less likely to have a stroke than women with less healthy eating habits.

This study appears in the Archives of Internal Medicine.