Posts Tagged "stroke risk"

Statins Sometimes Raise Stroke Risk, Study Says: Who's at Risk?

Posted on Jan 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

January 11, 2011 10:10 AM Posted by David W Freeman (CBS) Talk about irony. Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs celebrated for their ability to prevent stroke and heart attack, may do more harm than good in some patients. Patients who have already experienced an intracerebral (bleeding in the brain) are more likely to experience another if they take statins, according to a new study to be published in the May issue of “Archives of Neurology.” In these patients, the risks of taking a statin may outweight the benefits, say the scientists who did the research. Because people who...

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Eating lots of red meat ups women's stroke risk

Posted on Jan 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

(Reuters Health) – Women who eat a lot of red meat may be putting themselves at increased risk of stroke, a new study in more than 30,000 Swedish women hints. The study team found that those in the top tenth for red meat consumption, who ate at least 102 grams or 3.6 ounces daily, were 42 percent more likely to suffer a stroke due to blocked blood flow in the brain compared to women who ate less than 25 grams (just under an ounce) of red meat daily. Diets heavy in red meat have been linked to a number of ill effects, including an increased risk of certain cancers, heart disease, and...

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Eating fried fish may boost stroke risk

Posted on Dec 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

This may not be news, but a new study once again demonstrated that eating fried fish may boost risk of stroke – a highly lethal cerebrovascular event that kills about 134,000 people each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study in the December 22, 2010, online issue of Neurology® showed African-Americans and people in the stroke belt covering states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana ate more fried fish than Caucasians and people living in the rest of the...

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Walking shrinks women's stroke risk

Posted on Apr 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

Study: 2 hours a week lowers stroke chance by 30 percent By JAMIE STENGLE updated 4:15 p.m. ET, Tues., April 6, 2010 DALLAS – Women can lower their stroke risk by lacing up their sneakers and walking, a new study suggests. Women who said they walked briskly had a 37 percent lower risk of stroke than those who didn’t walk. Women who reported walking at least two hours a week at any pace had a 30 percent lower risk, according to a study published online Tuesday in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. While previous studies have shown that physical activity decreases the...

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