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The DASH Diet for Weight Loss

The DASH Diet for Weight Loss

Lose Weight and Keep It Off--the Healthy Way--with America's Most Respected Diet

CHOOSE THE PERFECT MEAL PLAN FOR YOUR DIETARY AND CALORIC NEEDS!

Named the Best Overall Diet by U.S. News & World Report and recommended by the US Department of Agriculture, the DASH Diet is not only the most effective diet for reducing the risk of hypertension, heart disease, kidney disease, and colon cancer, it’s also the best way to reach your healthiest weight and stay there!

Adapted specifically for weight loss by the chairman of the world-class team that created the DASH Diet, this natural and affordable program is designed for long-lasting results. The DASH* Diet for Weight Loss features extensive, easy-to-follow meal plans for meat eaters and vegetarians, plus practical tools and advice that will help you:

CHOOSE THE PERFECT MEAL PLAN FOR YOUR DIETARY AND CALORIC NEEDS! • Calculate calorie targets and meet those targets with healthy DASH foods

• Add exercise to ramp up your weight loss

• Keep a food log and plan a menu

• Adapt your favorite recipes for a healthier lifestyle

• Maintain your weight loss over time
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  • Pocket Books | 
  • 512 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476752181 | 
  • December 2013
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Preface

IN AUGUST 1993, fifty researchers gathered together in an overheated hotel conference room in Bethesda, Maryland, to design what would come to be known as the DASH study.

The initials “DASH” stand for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The fifty researchers represented five research teams. There was Laura Svetkey, MD, and her team from Duke; George Bray, MD, and his team from the Pennington Center in Louisiana; Larry Appel, MD, and his team from Johns Hopkins; Bill Vollmer, PhD, and his team from Oregon Health Sciences Center; and my team from Harvard. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute had... see more

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Thomas J. Moore

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.

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