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Thursday, July 21, 2016
90% of Strokes are Preventable
recently published a study on the modifiable risk factors behind strokes. Here
are some key findings from the report:
·10 controllable risk
factors account for 90% of all strokes.
·Eliminating high blood
pressure was estimated to reduce risk by 48%.
·High blood pressure
causes 39% of strokes in North America, Australia and western Europe.
·60% of strokes in
Southeast Asia are caused by high blood pressure.
inactivity was estimated to reduce stroke risk by 36%.
·Stroke risk is reduced
by an estimated 23% when a poor diet is improved.