Small lifestyle changes lower risk of strokes

Washington, June 7 (IANS) A recent study has shown that making small changes in lifestyle could reduce risk of strokes.

The finding of the study was based on an assessment using the American Heart Association’s health factors: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, manage blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, control blood sugar and don’t smoke, reports Science Daily.

“We used the assessment tool to look at stroke risk and found that small differences in health status were associated with large reductions in stroke risk,” said Mary Cushman, senior author and professor of medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington.

“Compared to those with poor blood pressure status, those who were ideal had a 60 percent lower risk of future stroke,” Cushman added.

Researchers also found that those who didn’t smoke or quit smoking more than one year prior to the beginning of the study had a 40 percent lower stroke risk.

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by authors, news service providers on this page do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Hill Post. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Hill Post makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site page.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.