Healthy habits linked to lower stroke risk

June 16, 2014 5:15 PM

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Healthy habits linked to lower stroke risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study confirms that people who maintain a healthy weight, exercise, eat well and abstain from smoking and heavy drinking have a reduced risk of stroke.

Previous studies have identified individual risk factors for stroke. The authors of the new report used a model based on data from almost 24,000 people to determine how having an overall healthy lifestyle might affect the risk of a first-time stroke.

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