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Video: 90% Of Strokes Are Preventable
90% of strokes are preventable
Increasing the physical activity of the population would help reduce the risk of stroke by 36%.
A research team from McMaster University conducted a study involving about 6,000 people from 22 countries. They were able to identify 10 risk factors responsible for 9 out of 10 strokes. These factors play a role to varying degrees in the development of strokes in men and women of all ages.
Increasing the physical activity of the population would help reduce the risk of stroke by 36%, changes in diet - by 19%, and smoking cessation - by 12%. Lowering the pressure would cut the incidence of stroke by almost half (48%). Factors such as excess weight, stress, diabetes, alcohol use, heart problems, and elevated lipid levels have all contributed to the development of stroke.
Which factor was the leading one depended on the region. Thus, alcohol intake was one of the main factors in the development of stroke in Africa and South Asia, and in Western Europe, Australia and North America, its effect was minimal. People in China had the lowest level of physical activity, while Europeans, residents of the United States and Canada, and Australians were more likely to be diagnosed with arrhythmias associated with ischemic stroke.
The researchers believe that different strategies are needed to reduce the incidence of stroke, the choice of which should depend on the country and the prevailing risk factor. The authors explain that it is necessary to strive to minimize the influence of each of the factors. This will help prevent the incidence of strokes.
Source: Global study shows stroke largely preventable
10 risk factors are same worldwide, with regional variation