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07 June 2011

Dash diet good for teenage girls

The Dash diet, or eating plan, was originally touted to reduce high blood pressure in adults. But it has been found to keep teenage girls trimmer between the ages of nine and 19.

An eating plan originally touted to reduce high blood pressure in adults has been found to keep teenage girls trimmer between the ages of nine and 19.

Researchers report that girls whose food intake most resembled the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (Dash) diet had the smallest gains in body mass index (BMI) over 10 years, and the lowest BMIs at the end of the follow-up period.

The study is published in jounral Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

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