• Question: what are some of the risk factors of stroke?!!

    Asked by clogerina01 to Emily on 15 Jun 2011.
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      Emily Robinson answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      Thats a very good question!

      A large study with lots of research labs working together found that there were ten things that seemed to be risk factors for stroke.

      – Obesity
      – High blood pressure
      – High fat diet
      – Smoking
      – Binge drinking
      – High blood cholesterol
      – Stress / Depression
      – Lack of exercise
      – Diabetes
      – Heart disease

      Therefore some simple lifestyle choices could help reduce the risk of getting a stroke!