10 Controllable Risk Factors Can Prevent Most Strokes


One of the leading causes of death and disability in the world is stroke. Researchers have found there are 10 controllable risk factors that account for 90% of all strokes globally. Hypertension is the cause of 39-60% of strokes (varies among regions). The other nine causes: physical inactivity (36%), high blood lipids (fats) (27%), poor diet (23%), obesity (19%), smoking (12%), heart causes (9%), alcohol use (6%), stress (6%), and diabetes (4%).

PositiveTip: Living healthfully can reduce most of the risk factors for stroke!