Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Blood Pressure-Lowering Mechanisms of the DASH Dietary Pattern

Table 1

Nutrient composition of the two dietary assignments.1

NutrientsDASHControl

Energy (kcal)21002100
Total fat (% kcal)2734
Saturated fatty acids (% kcal)413
Monounsaturated fatty acids (% kcal)1513
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (% kcal)88
Protein (% kcal)1815
Carbohydrate (% kcal)5649
Cholesterol (mg)150300
Fiber (g)3211
Potassium (mg)47001700
Magnesium (mg)500160
Calcium (mg)1250450
Sodium (mg)34003400

1All data based on daily energy intake of 2100 kcal. Percentages for macronutrients (fats, protein, and carbohydrate) remained the same for all caloric levels. Other target nutrients including fiber, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and sodium were proportional to caloric intake.

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