Diet: Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.1

Research for Diets

NIH Diets Get High Marks

Two NIH diets top the 2014 Best Diets Best Diets Overall list produced by U.S. News and World Report. The news organization enlisted the help of health experts to evaluate 32 diets. DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) earned best overall diet for the fourth straight year. The TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) diet captured the number two spot, for the second year. To be top-rated, according to U.S News,"a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe and effective for weight loss and against diabetes and heart disease." Both diets can result in weight loss if calories are reduced.

DASH is a flexible and balanced eating plan that's shown to lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol. TLC is designed to reduce blood cholesterol by combining diet, physical activity, and weight management. In addition to best overall, DASH and TLC also ranked first and second as the "Best Diets For Healthy Eating" and DASH tied for first among Best Diabetes Diets.

NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute developed both DASH and TLC. To learn more about the plans visit: DASH Health Topic: and Your Guide to Lowering Cholesterol with Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC):

Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH)2


Types may include:3

Types of Diet:

  • Basal Diet
  • BRAT Diet
  • Low Fat High Fiber Diet
  • Soft Diet
  • Vegan Diet

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  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): magazine/ issues/ spring14/ articles/ spring14pg28.html
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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