Posts Tagged ‘stroke risk’

Stroke Risk Factors To Consider

Sunday, February 18th, 2018
Stroke has become one of the leading causes of death among people living in developed countries. Credit this to increased stress and a more hectic lifestyle being followed as the new norm. Stroke may also be preventable in most cases since there are several risk factors that people may be able to control. Here are some of them. Family History of Stroke Having a long standing family history of stroke can be a possib

Too Much Sleep May Increase Stroke Risk

Saturday, February 28th, 2015
People are aware of the consequences of too little sleep. Many studies have shown that lack of sleep in the long term can lead to memory and concentration problems. It can also increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease as well as obesity. But a new study indicates that too much sleep can be just as bad. Researchers from the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge in the UK fou

Age Of Women’s First Menstrual Period Linked To Heart Disease Risk

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
Researchers from the University of Oxford in the UK have discovered a possible link between the age of menstrual onset in women and heart disease risk. Women who began their period early before age 10 or later than age 17 experience a higher risk for developing heart disease later on. Menarche is the onset of the first full menstrual cycle in women. It is also a marker of puberty and the start of endocrine function

New Research Suggests Link Between Anxiety and Stroke Risk

Saturday, December 21st, 2013
Does feeling anxious often put you at more risk of having a stroke? New research seems to be saying so. According to researchers of a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Mental Health, the greater your anxiety level, the more at risk you will be of having a stroke. The researchers looked into a nationally representative group from the first National Health and

Vitamin B Intake Lowers A Person’s Stroke Risk

Friday, September 27th, 2013
There is a study that suggests taking vitamin B supplements may help lower your stroke risk. The researchers from Zhengzhou University in China conducted an analysis of data from 14 randomized clinical trials. The data analyzed covered a total of 54,913 participants all in all. The researchers analyzed the effects of vitamin B compared to a placebo or a very low-dose B vitamin. The participants were also followed u

Common Stroke Risk Factors

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Stroke is a condition that affects a lot of people today. It is considered as the number four killer in the US. According to statistics, around 795,000 Americans suffer from stroke annually, with a majority of them first attacks. Many factors can contribute to a stroke, with most of them attributed to a person’s lifestyle. Here are some of the risk factors that can lead to a stroke. Obesity Being overweight i

Liver Disease Associated With Higher Stroke Risk

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Researchers from the St. Michael’s Hospital and the London Health Sciences Center revealed that people who have fatty liver disease may be three times more at risk of suffering from a stroke as compared to those who do not have fatty liver. The study involved looking into non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is the accumulation of fat in the liver among non-drinkers. It was the first study to ever find a

Stroke Risk Indicators You Can Control

Friday, October 22nd, 2010
Stroke has become one of the leading causes of death among people living in developed countries nowadays. Credit this to increased stress and a more hectic lifestyle being followed as the new norm. Stroke may also be preventable in most cases since there are several risk factors that people may be able to control. Here are some of them. Cholesterol Levels One of the major risk factors associated with stroke is hig