I am curious how this diet differs meaningfully from South Beach, or the Mediterranean diet...is it just the amounts of fruits and vegetables in DASH are greater?
It would also be interesting to see just how different this diet is from our recently revised food guide. As you know, the food guide sets out guidelines for healthy eating, types of food and a recommended number of portions a day. It is a well researched government publication which gets updated regularly. There have been no major changes since last revision. The only one I remember is a reduction in the servings of fruit & veggies to a more reasonable 8 a day. I don't have a copy in front of me (ordered it from the goverment months ago, still waiting). So don't quote me on that.
I believe if people followed the basic rules, as set out in the food guide, no diets would be necessary and there would be fewer chronic diseases and obesity in children. Too bad I did not adopt a healthier lifestyle a long time ago!