It's scary and it could kill you.
But, it doesn't always kill you - not unless you have recurring strokes - but if you survive one, scientists recently discovered it ages your brain - literally overnight - by 8 years.
For each recurring stroke, you could lose almost a decade of brain functionality. Around 25% of people who have strokes, have a recurrence.
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A recent study published in the online edition of the journal Neurology has uncovered the five healthy habits that can cut a woman's stroke risk in half.
While other studies have looked at single stroke risk factors, only a few have examined the combined effects of a healthy lifestyle on stroke risk, according to study author Susanna Larsson, a researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
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You know that eating breakfast every day contributes to a more nutritionally complete diet higher in vitamins and minerals, improves concentration and performance in the boardroom and boosts endurance to engage in physical.
Well, that's not all - a daily morning meal can also ward off stroke, according to new research from Japan's Osaka University. Keep reading for more on the relationship betw... ››› more
We've long known that trans-fatty acids, the unsaturated fatty acids produced as by-products during food manufacturing, raise bad cholesterol levels and increase risk of type 2 diabetes.
A new study by researchers at Tohoku University in Japan has found yet another reason to avoid trans-fatty acids: They promote cell death in a direct manner, which can lead to the development of atherosclerosis... ››› more
You may think that your migraines are a result of stress, hormonal changes or eating certain foods and are nothing serious. But a new study has confirmed that if you're a woman, regular migraines may be linked to increased risk of stroke or heart attack.
“Migraine should be considered a marker for increased risk of cardiovascular disease, at least in women,” reported Dr Tobias Kurth, direc... ››› more
Do you have type 2 diabetes? Do you eat a diet high in smoked, cured, salted or canned meat and fish such as bacon, cold cuts, ham, sausages, sardines and anchovies? How about frozen breaded meats and dinners, canned entrees and salted nuts?
If you answered, “YES, YES, YES!”, here's some bad news - a recent Japanese study revealed that people with type 2 diabetes who follow a high salt diet... ››› more
By now, you know that inflammation is the root of everything - allergies, chronic pain, obesity, migraines, thyroid problems, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, heart disease, stroke, cancer, dental problems... the list goes on.
One of the best ways to fight inflammation and prevent these health problems is to eat foods that calm your body. Read on for four top inflammation-fighting foods that ke... ››› more
If you're a chocolate addict, you probably want to know: Is the sweet confection a delicious beauty or a harmful beast? Or, is it both? There's a lot wrong with mainstream media, but the non-stop propaganda against cholesterol and saturated fat is hands-down the worst.
If you've ever been concerned that your love affair with chocolate is one-sided, don't worry. The latest nutritional research ... ››› more
When it comes to preventing heart disease and stroke, your lifestyle choices always matter. So what can you do? Lots!
You have the power to improve your health, heal your body and prevent stroke and heart disease. The trick is to harness that power and take one day at a time.
Check out these six lifestyle tips to prevent a stroke by tackling inflammation - the root of the problem.
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Your doctor has warned you more times than you can count - your high stress levels are putting you at increased risk of heart disease and stroke. But has he or she ever been able to explain to you exactly how high stress can contribute to heart disease risk?
Up until now, doctors and scientists alike have been unclear on the long suspected link between high stress levels and heart disease. Howe... ››› more
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