Multivitamins Not Effective for Reducing Heart Disease

Multivitamins Not Effective for Reducing Heart Disease

A large meta-analysis of over 2 million adults with a mean follow-up of 12 years found taking a daily multivitamin supplement was not associated with lower risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, or heart disease. LifeTip: Eating a healthy diet that varies from...
Fresh Fruit Daily Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

Fresh Fruit Daily Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

Researchers in China followed almost a half-million people for seven years finding when they consumed more fresh fruit they had lower risk of heart attack and stroke. Cardiovascular deaths were 40% lower in those who consumed fresh fruit daily compared to those who...
No Safe Level for Smoking

No Safe Level for Smoking

Lighting up just one time per day poses a significantly increased risk for heart disease and stroke. This large meta-analysis of 141 studies in 21 countries found smoking one cigarette a day was associated with a 48-74% increased risk in men, and a 57-118% risk for...
10 Controllable Risk Factors Can Prevent Most Strokes

10 Controllable Risk Factors Can Prevent Most Strokes

One of the leading causes of death and disability in the world is stroke. Researchers have found there are 10 controllable risk factors that account for 90% of all strokes globally. Hypertension is the cause of 39-60% of strokes (varies among regions). The other nine...
Pot Smokers at Risk for Brain Vessel Blockage

Pot Smokers at Risk for Brain Vessel Blockage

As marijuana (cannabis) use increases, particularly in the young, there is growing concern that younger (under 50) users are at higher risk for ischemic strokes. French research had found regular cannabis users were 3 times as likely to experience...

A Stroke Impacts Spouse’s Health, Too

Swedish researchers report caring for a spouse who had a stroke may negatively impact their mental and physical health for years to come. The two most important predictors of the caregiver spouse’s quality of life was the extent of the spouse’s stroke...

Long Work Hours Associated with Stroke Risk

Researchers analyzed data from more than 600,000 adults free of coronary heart disease, and almost 530,000 free of stroke at baseline. They found those working 55 hours or more week had a 33% increased risk of stroke. Risk for heart disease increased by 13%. This data...

Obesity Increases Risk of Stroke in Younger Adults

Researchers compared 1,201 people who had their first stroke between ages 15-49 with a control group who had no strokes. After adjusting for age, race, smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure the obese men had a 34% higher risk of stroke and women a 7% higher risk...

Walking Lowers Risk of Stroke

A British study of over 3000 healthy men ages 60-80 found as their walking increased their risk of stroke decreased. Those who walked 8-14 hours per week had one-third the risk of stroke compared to those who walked 3 hours per week or less. When they upped their...
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