The DASH diet: Current state of knowledge

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    PhD - Research Scientist, Touro University California
    Associate Staff Scientist, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute

Sally Chiu received her PhD in Nutritional Biology from University of California, Davis, and is currently a Research Scientist at Touro University California and also holds an Associate Staff Scientist appointment at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI).

At CHORI, Dr. Chiu studied the effects of dietary carbohydrates and dairy fat on lipid and lipoprotein risk factors for cardiovascular disease for over a decade, most recently focusing on the effects of incorporating high fat dairy into recommended dietary patterns including the DASH Diet.

In her current position at Touro University, Dr. Chiu is studying the effects of dietary sugars on lipid and glucose metabolism and also manages the Metabolic Research Center, which provides clinical research support to investigators conducting studies in metabolic diseases.



    Chief Executive Officer, Hypertension Canada

Hypertension Canada produces the nation's clinical practice guidelines on hypertension, with which 15 million Canadians live today or are at risk of developing.


By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • · Be aware of the prevalence of hypertension in Canada;
  • · Better understand the scientific evidence related to the DASH diet, including various DASH-based dietary patterns, in the context of the prevention and management of hypertension;
  • · Better understand the role of dairy products within the DASH diet; and
  • · Be better equipped to apply the DASH diet in practice.


Topics of discussion:

  • · Prevalence of hypertension in Canada
  • · The Original DASH Diet
  •       o Description of diets used in the study
  •       o Composition of the original DASH diet
  •       o Composition and role of milk products in the original DASH diet
  • · Key findings from the study DASH-Style Dietary Patterns
  •       o Description of the various DASH-style dietary patterns
  •       o Key findings from the studies on the various DASH-style dietary patterns
  • · Recommendations of health authorities (including Hypertension Canada)
  • · Implementing the DASH diet into practice