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10 Factors That 90 Percent Reduce Stroke Risk

by on Jun.19, 2010, under Information Lifestyles

strokeThere are many risk factors that can trigger a stroke. However, a recent study classifies 10 risk factors which, if avoided may reduce the risk by 90 percent.

Quoted from Dailymail, the ten factors are identified when researchers from McMaster University studied 3000 patients with stroke. Lifestyle of the patients compared with 3,000 healthy people as control.

The results showed, the first five risk factors play a role in 80 percent of cases of stroke in patients. All five are high blood pressure, smoking, abdominal fat, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise.

When added 5 next factor, the risk of stroke increased to 90 percent. Five second factor is diabetes, excessive alcohol consumption, stress or depression, heart problems and weak molecule apolipoprotein isebut ayng blood.

“With the discovery of the ten factors, interventions that target low blood pressure and smoking less, exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet can reduce stroke risk substantially,” said Dr Martin O'Donnell is involved in the study.

Stroke occurs when the brain deprived of oxygen. The most common type of ischemic stroke, which occurs when blood clots block blood flow to the brain. Can also be triggered by the outbreak of the blood vessels, causing bleeding in the brain (stroke hemoraghy).

Of all risk factors, high blood pressure is the most important factor, which causes a third of stroke cases. Compared with normal people, people with high blood pressure 2.5 times greater risk of stroke.


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