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Role of Diet and Lifestyle Modifications in Controlling Hypertension

Dr Pradip Kumar Das, (Miss) Eshita Das

Department:

MEDICINE, NUTRITION

Abstract:

Hypertension or high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Adequate evidence is available, from studies conducted within and across populations, to link several nutrients, minerals, food groups and dietary patterns with an increased or decreased risk of hypertension. Dietary saturated fats and dietary sodium is associated with elevation of blood pressure, while regular frequent intake of fruits and vegetables is protective against hypertension. Sufficient knowledge regarding the recommendation of nutritional interventions, at both population and individual levels, for reduction of hypertension is now being used to promote healthy diets and discourage unhealthy diets.

Keyword:

Hypertension, dietary saturated fats, unhealthy diets

Journal: Medical Glory Vol 3, Issue No 1, July-September, 2019

 

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