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3 Foods that Can Trigger a Stroke

3 Foods that Can Trigger a Stroke

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  • Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Diet, vitamin D status, and exercise are three important lifestyle factors that have a direct bearing on your individual risk
  • Your diet plays a crucial role in reducing your risk for a stroke. Foods to avoid—because they can directly increase your risk—include processed foods containing trans fats, smoked- or processed meats, and diet sodas
  • Before cutting out red meat and salt from your diet, fearing these foods may increase your stroke risk, learn how not all meats and salts are created equal. While some increase your risk, other varieties can have an opposite and beneficial effect

By Dr. Mercola

According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and is a rapidly growing health threat for middle-aged women in particular. The most common type of stroke is called "ischemic stroke," which results from an obstruction in a blood vessel supplying blood to your brain.

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