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Activity Has Modest Effect on Stroke Risk

[July 19, 2013] People who consider themselves physically inactive have an increased risk of stroke, adding to previous evidence of the association. This was shown through REGARDS data.  Full article  

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Minor Changes in Cardiovascular Health Reduce Chances of Stroke

[June 6, 2013] A report, published in Stroke, showed that small improvements in cardiovascular risk factors reduce the chances a person will suffer a stroke. The report is part of an ongoing national study called Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) which is funded by NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  full article at NINDS site


Dr. Walter Koroshetz provides further explanation of the study in this video interview:

Mediterranean Diet Helps Memory

asparagus,cuisines,diets,dinners,fishes,food,Fotolia,gourmets,grilled,healthy,lunches,meals,meats,Photographs,rosemary,salmon,seafoods,stuffed,stuffings,vegetables[April 30,2013] Do you remember what you had for dinner last night? 

You might have a better shot at that if your meal contained foods associated with the Mediterranean diet.  That's according to a REGARDS study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.  The study, looking at the diets and cognitive abilities of more than 17,000 people, is being called the largest yet done on the Mediterranean diet, UAB says.

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Stroke Risk: Why Health Habits Matter in Children, Teens

[April 24, 2013] Health habits during childhood and adolescence may play a crucial role in people's risk of stroke later in life, a new study finds.

People who lived in the region known as the "stroke belt" as children or teens had a higher risk of stroke even if they lived elsewhere during other periods in their lives compared with people who spent their childhoods or teen years elsewhere, according to REGARDS. States in the Southeast U.S. comprise the stroke belt.

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