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When a person is diagnosed with high blood pressure, treatment often begins with lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and making dietary changes. For example, the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is often recommended, based on successful results seen in clinical studies. This diet places an emphasis on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. It also calls for minimizing the use of fats, sweets, red meat, and beverages that contain sugar.
 
(To learn more about the various diets used to treat hypertension, including one that involves lowering your sodium intake, click High Blood Pressure Diet.)
 
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