Despite widespread health campaigns, stroke remains the second leading cause of death in the world.
Officials from the American Stroke Association have joined other international organizations to promote education on October 29, which marks World Stroke Day.
To lower your risk for stroke, the World Stroke Organization recommends the following guidelines for everyone:
- Know the risk factors for stroke: high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and high blood cholesterol. Keep them within healthy ranges.
- Eat nutritious foods.
- Limit alcohol consumption.
- Quit smoking. Avoid breathing second hand smoke.
- Learn the warning signs of stroke.
Source: American Stroke Association
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