The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet Affects Inflammation in Childhood Metabolic Syndrome: A Randomized Cross-Over Clinical Trial

The effects of the DASH diet on inflammation in childhood metabolic syndrome have still to be identified

Parvane Saneei; Mahin Hashemipour; Roya Kelishadi; Ahmad Esmaillzadeh

2014

Scholarcy highlights

  • The effects of the DASH diet on inflammation in childhood metabolic syndrome have still to be identified
  • usual dietary advice consisted of general oral advice and written information about healthy food choices based on the Healthy Eating Plate
  • Compliance to the DASH diet was assessed through quantification of plasma vitamin C levels
  • Circulating levels of biomarkers of systemic inflammation were quantified according to standard protocols
  • Serum vitamin C levels tended to increase during the DASH phase compared with the UDA phase indicating a relatively good compliance to the DASH diet
  • Other inflammatory markers were not affected by the DASH diet

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