Lifestyle choices can positively affect women’s risk of stroke
Researchers in Sweden have been exploring how positive lifestyle choices can positively affect women’s risk of stroke. Previous research has focused on how lack of exercise, obesity, high alcohol consumption and smoking increase the risk of stroke. For the study five key areas were examined, including healthy diet, not smoking, moderate alcohol consumption, regular exercise and maintaining healthy BMI. The researchers found those who were able to make all five healthy lifestyle factors reduced their risk of stroke by 54 per cent.
July 29, 2014.
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Healthy diet and lifestyle and risk of stroke in a prospective cohort of women Susanna C. Larsson, PhD, Agneta Åkesson, PhD and Alicja Wolk, DMSc