At Risk for Stroke?

Researchers found that optimum health reduces the risk of stroke among those with a high genetic risk.

Basic lifestyle interventions, like following a healthy diet, exercising, and not smoking cigarettes offsets this risk.

Strokes are the second leading cause of death worldwide and a significant explanation for disability and dementia.


Within the US, adults aged twenty five and over have a higher risk of having a stroke.

Both genetic and environmental factors influence stroke risk.  Managing cardiometabolic risk factors...

...and promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors are at the frontline as ways to stay healthy and decrease the chances of stroke risk.

It has been unclear whether or not health might offset the genetic risk for stroke. Recently, however, researchers found that...

...that maintaining optimum health, regular doctors visits and a healthy lifestyle will  offset a high genetic risk for stroke, reducing a person’s overall stroke risk.