Top Stroke Risk Factors are Controllable!

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The third most common killer in the U.S. is stroke. The Interstroke study of stroke cases in 22 countries ranked the most common risk factors as follows:

  1. Hypertension
  2. Smoking
  3. Abdominal obesity
  4. Healthy diet and physical activity.

A history of high blood pressure increased the risk by 2.5 times, and smoking by more than double. Regular exercise cut stroke by more than 30%.

PositiveTip: All these risk factors are related to positive lifestyle choices. What choices are you making?