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The Dash Diet for Hypertensionby Thomas J Moore
Synopses & Reviews
More than 50 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure, and most of them control it by taking prescription drugs with potentially dangerous side effects. But there is a natural, affordable, and easy-to-manage alternative to medication: the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. Developed by a world-class team of doctors and nutritionists, the DASH diet is clinically proven to lower blood-pressure levels and thereby reduce the risk of heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. Now, with The DASH Diet for Hypertension, readers can benefit from:
A hearty and healthful selection of DASH menus, recipes, even grocery lists
DASH weight-loss and exercise programs for everyday living
The science behind DASH, including calorie worksheets and a formula to calculate body-mass
...and much more from this revolutionary program, which is recommended by the American Heart Association; the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; the American Society for Hypertension; and other leading medical authorities.
Developed by a team of top doctors nutritionists at Harvard, Duke, and Johns Hopkins medical schools, and endorsed by the American Heart Association, the DASH diet provides an effective treatment without medication for hypertension — one of the most common and deadly diseases in the western world.
Includes menus, recipes, and exercise programs.
Not a gimmick or a fad, the DASH diet — Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension — is scientifically proven to significantly reduce high blood pressure after only two weeks. This innovative plan provides an effective treatment without medication for hypertension, one of the most common and deadly diseases in the western world.
About the Author
Tom Moore, M.D., senior author, has spent more than 20 years studying the causes of high blood pressure. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters on this subject for medical professionals. Dr. Moore has been a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School for 25 years. He served as the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the DASH trial, the landmark medical study that proved that the DASH diet works. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Pao-Hwa Lin, Ph.D. has been a faculty member at the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition Center at Duke University Medical Center since 1992. She was closely involved in the design and development of the DASH diet and was chairperson of the diet commitee for the DASH-Sodium study. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Njeri Karanja, Ph.D., a Research Associate Professor of Medicine in the division of Endocrinology/Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition at Oregon Health & Science University, led the data coordinating activities for the DASH study. Karanja lives in Portland, Oregon.
Laura Pata Svetkey, M.D. is the Director of Clinical Research at the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center as well as the Director of the Duke Hypertension Center and has more than 20 years of experience in clinical research. She has been Principal Investigator on four NIH-sponsored multi-center studies on nutritional approaches to controlling hypertension and other obesity-related cardiovascular risk factors, including the landmark DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) clinical trial.
Mark Jenkins is a journalist and the author of several health books, including the Sports Medicine Bible, and is a consultant to the Harvard Medical School system.
Table of Contents
Why We Need DASH and How It Works
Making the Most of Your Commitment
DASH in Action
DASH Menu Plans and Recipes
Appendix A The Science Behind DASH
The Role of Key Nutrients in Keeping Blood Pressure Healthy
How Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium Combine to Lower Blood Pressure
Fiber Matters, Too
Appendix B A Formula to Calculate Your Daily Calorie Intake
Appendix C A Formula to Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
Appendix D Scientific Articles about the DASH Diet
What Our Readers Are Saying
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