High blood pressure affects more than a billion people worldwide — and that number is rising.
In fact, the number of people with high blood pressure has doubled in the last 40 years — a serious health concern, as high blood pressure is linked to a higher risk of conditions such as heart disease, kidney failure and stroke (1Trusted Source, 2Trusted Source).
As diet is thought to play a major role in the development of high blood pressure, scientists and policymakers have engineered specific dietary strategies to help reduce it (3Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source).
This article examines the DASH diet, which was designed to combat high blood pressure and reduce people’s risk of heart disease.
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West, Helen. “The Complete Beginner’s Guide to the DASH Diet.” Healthline, 17 Oct. 2018, www.healthline.com/nutrition/dash-diet.
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