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Experts Weigh in on the Best Diets for 2020

The Mediterranean Diet was picked as the best diet overall for 2020, according to new rankings released by US News and World Report. An expert panel assessed 35 diets to come up with the final results, examining the evidence behind each diet’s claims. Specifically, they evaluated the likelihood of short-term and long-term weight loss, how…
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet emphasizes portion size, eating a variety of foods, and reducing sodium intake, while increasing potassium, calcium, and magnesium. While the diet is intended to help treat and prevent high blood pressure, it also reduces the risk of other diseases including diabetes. Foods in this diet include: fish, poultry, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Dairy is allowed as long as it is low-fat or fat free. Sweets and red meat should be limited.

Healthy Diet May Prevent CKD, Albuminuria

In a systematic review and meta-analysis, health eating patterns were associated with a 30% and 23% decreased incidence of chronic kidney disease and albuminuria.
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