NIH-Supported DASH, TLC Diets Rank High
Two NIH-supported diets, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) and Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC), together earned five No. 1 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 “Best Diets” rankings.
NHLBI researched, developed and tested both diets. Of 24 diets evaluated, DASH ranked first in the “Best Heart-Healthy Diets,” “Best Diets for Diabetes” and “Best Diets for Bone & Joint Health” categories. TLC ranked first in the “Easiest Diets to Follow” and “Best Family-Friendly Diets” categories.
To receive top rankings, a diet must be nutritious, safe, easy to follow, effective for weight loss and protective against diabetes and heart disease.
DASH is a long-term healthy eating plan that supports overall heart health and helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol. TLC expands on DASH to help people lower cholesterol and maintain a healthy weight.
For more information about each diet, including free recipes and meal plans, see: