Year Published: 2019


Int J Epidemiol


Zeinab Mokhtari Maryam Sharafkhah Hossein Poustchi Sadaf G Sepanlou Masoud Khoshnia Abdolsamad Gharavi Amir Ali Sohrabpour Masoud Sotoudeh Sanford M Dawsey Paolo Boffetta Christian C Abnet Farin Kamangar Arash Etemadi Akram Pourshams Akbar FazeltabarMalekshah Farhad Islami Paul Brennan Reza Malekzadeh Azita Hekmatdoost


The objective of this study was to "evaluate the association between adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and overall and cause-specific mortality in the Golestan Cohort Study (GCS)." Authors examined adherence to the DASH diet in 50,045 participants 40 yrs and older who were followed for an average of 10.64 years. The DASH diet includes peanuts.

Key Findings

Greater adherence to the DASH diet was associated with lower risk of death from all causes and cancer. Greater adherence was also associated with lower risk of death from gastrointestinal cancer in men