Ten strikes and you’re out

Everyone knows some of the general risk factors for cerebrovascular disease and strokes, but the INTERSTROKE study has gone one step further and identified the top ten risk factors contributing to ischaemic stroke. Basically, if you want some targets to aim for to reduce stroke, these would be the ones to hit. 





The list:

  1. Hypertension
  2. Current smoking
  3. Waist to hip ratio
  4. Diet risk score
  5. Lack of regular physical activity
  6. Diabetes mellitus
  7. Alcohol intake
  8. Psychosocial stressors and depression
  9. Cardiac causes
  10. Ratio of apolipoproteins B to A1
Read the full study over here
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s