DASH stands for 'Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension'. It was conceived by a group of American scientists and nutritionists looking for a safe way to lower blood pressure quickly. Further research indicated that the DASH diet could also help sufferers of other chronic conditions (high cholesterol, diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis, some forms of cancer) along with those simply looking to shed a few pounds.
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