DASHing perspectives

South Asian women's insights on the DASH Diet

South Asian pregnant woman

South Asian women face an elevated risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and obesity, influenced by various factors including genetics and lifestyle. As the DASH diet was originally developed to address hypertension, researchers were interested in whether it could also be relevant for other health conditions like diabetes and obesity.

This research aimed to explore South Asian women's dietary preferences, readiness to incorporate the DASH diet into their daily lives specifically during pregnancy or planning pregnancy, and their beliefs about DASH dietary recommendations. The study involved interviews with approximately 25-30 women in Scotland within the Edinburgh and Glasgow areas.

Please click the link below to see the study poster:

DASHING perspectives poster (294.61 KB / PDF)