What is it about?

Diet is very important to prevent hypertension. The WASHOKU-modified DASH diet named DASH-JUMP has the strong effects that reducing blood pressure, weight loss and improving biomakers of lifestyle related disease. Therefore we have shown the nutritional characteristics of the DASH-JUMP diet, for example nutrient composition, the changes of the nutritional intake during the study period of DASH-JUMP.

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Why is it important?

We may prevent hypertension and cardiovascular disease with salt restriction and modification of the nutritional composition. Our findings show the DASH-JUMP diet that is rich in green-yellow vegetables, seaweed, milk, and mushrooms, and it had low contents of meat, eggs, confectionery, oils and fats, pickles, shellfish boiled in sweetened soy sauces, and fruits is suitable for preventing hypertension and weight loss.


I am deeply grateful that I could carry out this research in multi-sector collaboration with nurses, physicians, dietitians, and experts in commercial food development. Also, I hope many people to realize that the nutrition they bring into their bodies is very important to maintain their health. Furthermore, we hope experts in the food industry to be aware that it is necessary to distribute the healthy food to support people's health in the super-aged society.

Ph.D Atsuko Kawamura
Yamaguchi Daigaku

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This page is a summary of: The Nutritional Characteristics of the Hypotensive WASHOKU-modified DASH Diet: A Sub-analysis of the DASH-JUMP Study, Current Hypertension Reviews, June 2018, Bentham Science Publishers,
DOI: 10.2174/1573402114666180405100430.
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