Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Stroke Risk by Half in Women, Study

October 9, 2014 10:56 AM

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Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Stroke Risk by Half in Women, Study

Healthy diet and lifestyle reduces stroke risk by 50 percent in women, according to a study by Karolinska Instituet in Stockholm, Sweden.

Cerebral infarction is the most common cause of stroke, accounting for up to 80 to 85 percent of all strokes. A stroke is caused when a blockage in a blood vessel prevents blood and oxygen to reach the brain.

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