Mediterranean Diet Thought to Reduce Stroke Risk

February 14, 2015 2:17 PM

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If you’re a fan of Mediterranean food, a recent study led by Ayesha Sherzai, MD, a stroke neurologist from New York City, found out that you’re in luck. The results show that a diet made up from vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, and dairy products is the cause of lowering the risk of having ischemic stroke with up to 18 percent.

Physical activity, cardiovascular risk factors and smoking habits were all taken into consideration when calculating the percentage; the stricter they followed the diet, the lower the risks. This study was conducted on a female demographic.

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