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New App Will Help Lower Blood Pressure

(BU Today, Boston University) You might think that a cell phone could only drive blood pressure up, not down, but a team from the BU School of Medicine is studying a smartphone app they hope will lower high blood pressure by helping people control their weight.
“We got the idea of rebuilding the DASH diet using mobile technology,” says Devin Mann…
The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stopping Hypertension) diet, developed in 1992 by Thomas Moore … and a team of researchers from five academic institutions is designed to offer a healthy diet for the general public, and can offer an alternative to low doses of blood pressure medication… [T]he DASH diet was judged the best diet plan six years in a row by U.S. News & World Report. Designed to lower blood pressure, it is also effective for weight reduction, lowering cholesterol, and managing or preventing diabetes.
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