Higher fat variation of DASH diet lowers blood pressure, triglycerides, study shows


The DASH diet – Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – is often promoted as healthy. But it’s mostly a very conventional low-fat diet, including lots of fruit and vegetables and low-fat (yuk) dairy.

Interestingly a new study tested a higher fat version of the DASH diet – including full fat dairy. More total fat and less carbohydrates. And what happened? It turned out to be an improvement, resulting in better health markers in participants. Surprise, surprise, to all who still fear fat.

Science Daily: Higher Fat Variation of DASH Diet Lowers Blood Pressure, Triglycerides, Study Shows

AJCN: Comparison of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet and a Higher-Fat Dash Diet on Blood Pressure and Lipids and Lipoproteins


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  1. Vicky
    Ive been on LCHF since end September 2015 and have totally stopped taking blood pressure tablets! Blood sugars also reduced from 114 down to 90.
  2. Nate
    I think 'yuk dairy' is a much better label for dairy with reduced or no fat.
  3. Morgan
    Is there a book or site with this version of The DASH diet?
  4. Julia
    Yes there are are quite a few here are a couple of books.
    The dash diet by Priya tea
    The dash diet for dummies. Not sure of author

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