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02 September 2010

Dash diet lowers heart risk by 20%

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats will lower the risk of heart attack for people with mildly elevated blood pressure, researchers say.

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats can significantly lower the risk of heart attack for people with mildly elevated blood pressure, Johns Hopkins University researchers say.

The diet also calls for reducing fats, red meat, sweets and sugary beverages, and replacing them with whole grains, poultry, low-fat dairy products, fish and nuts. The eating plan is recommended by the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Heart Association.

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