Tag Archive: diet

May 07

The INTERSTROKE study, presented at the World Congress of Cardiology 2014 Scientific Sessions

The INTERSTROKE study, presented at the World Congress of Cardiology 2014 Scientific Sessions, has identified the following risk factors that explain approximately 90% of the population–attributable risk of stroke: hypertension, lipid levels, physical inactivity, smoking, diet, larger waist–to–hip ratios, history of diabetes, alcohol intake, psychosocial stress or depression, and cardiac causes.

Jan 24

A Mediterranean diet may not only reduce the risk of stroke and MI in high-risk patients

A Mediterranean diet may not only reduce the risk of stroke and MI in high-risk patients, but for the first time, a randomized trial suggests that this diet may be linked with a lower risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD). In close to five years of follow-up, compared with high–risk patients who followed a low–fat …

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Jan 21

Physicians should note that because of differences in genes, diet, and lifestyle,

Dr Yoshihiro Kokubo of National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan suggests in a review article that lifestyle modifications are the cornerstone of hypertension prevention, but not all changes work for all populations. Physicians should note that because of differences in genes, diet, and lifestyle, the contributions of blood pressure to stroke are different for …

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