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DASH Diet — Ranked Best Overall Diet, Could Prevent Hypertension and Gout

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report recently ranked the DASH Diet “best overall” diet among nearly 40 it reviewed. The announcement came just as new research suggests that combining DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) with a low-sodium diet has the potential to lower blood pressure as well as or better than many […]

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Diet Known to Reduce Risk for Hypertension May Also Prevent Gout

A recent study from Massachusetts General Hospital suggests that following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet may reduce the risk of gout. What is gout? When excess uric acid in the bloodstream builds up too quickly or can’t be eliminated fast enough, it is deposited as needle-shaped crystals in the tissues of the […]

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Does Gout Play a Role in Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease?

Could gout—a painful form of inflammatory arthritis—play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease? In a large study in the United Kingdom, Mass General researchers found that patients who previously had gout had a 24% lower risk of ‪#‎Alzheimers‬ disease. Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood, which can cause complications […]

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