Running Head: DASH DIET
Analysis of a Diet
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April 18, 2017
The DASH Diet, 20 Years Later
Dori Steinberg, PhD, MS, RD1; Gary G. Bennett, PhD1,2; Laura Svetkey, MD3
Author Affiliations JAMA. 2017;317(15):1529-1530. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.1628 retrieved
This source discusses the components of the DASH Diet in details and discusses the aim of the
diet. Also, the source explains how effectively the diet has managed to achieve its long-term
Ketogenic dietary therapies for the treatment of epilepsy
Author: Eric HW Kossoff, MD
Section Editor: Douglas R Nordli, Jr, MD
Deputy Editor: John F Dashe, MD, PhD
Retrieved from https://www.uptodate.com/contents/ketogenic-dietary-therapies-for-thetreatment-of-epilepsy
The source explains the origin of the Ketogenic dietary therapies as dating back to 1920. The
source also tells how effectively the Ketogenic dietary is on treating epilepsy. Also, the source
describes the Ketogenic dietary therapies such as the classical ketogenic therapies, the mediumchain triglyceride diet, low glycemic index treatment, and modified Atkins diet. The source
explains the composition of different ketogenic dietary therapies.
The Mediterranean Diet, its Components, and Cardiovascular Disease
Author links open overlay panelR. JayWidmerMD, PhDaAndreas J.FlammerMDaLilach
Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002934314009139
The source explains the effectiveness of the Mediterranean Diet in managing and treating
cardiovascular diseases. It also describes the composition of the diet. It explains that the
Mediterranean Diet is the key to preventing and reducing the burden of cardiovascular diseases.
Compare and contrast popular diets
The DASH Diet mainly aim to lower the systolic blood pressure for the hypertensive and nonhypertensive individuals. DASH Diet comprises of fruits, vegetables, nuts, low-fat dairy
products, legumes, cereals, low-fat sweets, the addition of micronutrients and reduction of salt
intake. Additionally, the DASH Diet comprises prebiotic components particular in its fiber
components and low fat, which facilitates its blood pressure lowering effect. The diet has also
been shown to reduce weight for those who observe its guideline and principles.
Ketogenic dietary therapies intend to treat leprosy. Unlike DASH Diet, Ketogenic dietary
therapy comprises of a high-fat diet, low carbs, and adequate protein, preferably one gram per
kilogram. The low carbs diet aims to achieve the metabolic changes just like in the starvation
states. While the DASH Diet is based on the fact concerning hypertension, Ketogenic dietary is
grounded upon the theory of ketone bodies. Addition, similar to the DASH Diet, Ketogenic diet
has prebiotic components that result in metabolic changes.
Mediterranean diet closely resembles the DASH Diet. It is used to prevent and treat
cardiovascular diseases. Its components are almost similar to that of DASH Diet, for instance, it
comprises of fish, whole grains, fruits, monounsaturated fats mainly from the olive oil, nuts, and
vegetables. The two diets aim to treat cardiovascular conditions as hypertension is one of the
cardiovascular diseases. Unlike the two popular diets, it does not contain the prebiotic
components in its diets.
History of DASH Diet
DASH means the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension. The National Institute of Health
began funding research projects to assess the ...