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Source link Stroke Prevention News — ScienceDaily

Recent research into stroke prevention is suggesting that some factors, such as exercise and diet, are key to reducing the risk of stroke. A new report released by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association says that diet and exercise may be helpful in reducing the risk of stroke.

The study found that diet and exercise were associated with a lower risk of stroke and could play a role in stroke prevention. Specifically, the researchers found that diets high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, as well as increased physical activity, were associated with reduced stroke risks.

The research also noted that the Mediterranean diet and DASH diet are both generally recommended to reduce heart disease and stroke risks. In particular, the Mediterranean diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, fish, healthy fats, and whole-grain foods, and the DASH diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains.

In addition to diet and exercise, the report highlighted the importance of lifestyle behaviors for stroke prevention. A healthy lifestyle includes quitting smoking and avoiding or reducing excessive alcohol use. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke, and lifestyle changes such as weight loss and exercise can help reduce blood pressure. Additionally, it is recommended to check cholesterol levels, get regular medical check-ups, and reduce stress.

The report’s authors concluded: “Preventing stroke is linked to a lifestyle that includes healthy eating habits, regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight.” It is important to develop and adopt healthy habits early, as living a healthy lifestyle can directly reduce the risk of stroke.

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