Practical application


Book Section

© 2012 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. In this book, we have attempted to be comprehensive in presenting evidence on the effect of nutrition and other lifestyle factors on blood pressure (BP). A broad discussion of this evidence is essential for understanding the current state of science. We have also attempted to frame the evidence into recommendations that are practical for those attempting to use it in a broad array of clinical roles, including physicians and other providers, dietitians, and health centers. In this section, we distill those recommendations into current national guidelines for prevention and control of high BP [1]. In addition, we translate key factors leading to successful lifestyle changes into practical tools for assessment and intervention that can be applied in a variety of settings. In doing so, we recognize that it may not be easy or even possible to apply these tools in the current health care system. In addition, we recognize the individual responsibility of the patient in making any behavior change. Nonetheless, we offer these tools as a blueprint, some or all of which can be adapted for use in your particular clinical setting.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Svetkey, LP

Published Date

  • January 1, 2012

Book Title

  • Nutrition, Lifestyle Factors, and Blood Pressure

Start / End Page

  • 269 - 275

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781138199194

Citation Source

  • Scopus