Dietary approach to stop hypertension (DASH): diet components may be related to lower prevalence of different kinds of cancer: A review on the related documents

J Res Med Sci. 2015 Jul;20(7):707-13. doi: 10.4103/1735-1995.166233.


Background: Dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) eating plan is a healthy dietary pattern. Our object is to review surveys in the field of major components of DASH diet and different kinds of cancers.

Materials and methods: Our search result from PubMed search engine recruited to find related articles.

Results: Adherence to the DASH diet components was significantly related to lower prevalence of various cancers due to their high content of fiber, nutrients, vitamins, mineral, and antioxidant capacity.

Conclusion: In this review, positive association of DASH diet components and different cancers were observed. However, the exact association of DASH with cancers should be clarified in future longitudinal studies due to potential interaction among foods and nutrients.

Keywords: Cancer; dietary approaches to stop hypertension; dietary approaches to stop hypertension eating pattern.

Publication types

  • Review