How Does Your Diet Affect Your Stroke Risk?

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Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. for men and women alike. Doctors suspect that one of the reasons why strokes are so common is obesity. Although you can’t entirely eradicate your risk of having a stroke, you can significantly reduce it by adopting healthy eating habits and maintaining a healthy weight.

If you want to cut your chances of having a stroke, start by cutting fried foods from your diet. These foods contribute to high cholesterol and obesity-related conditions like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, which can all increase your risk of stroke. Fatty cuts of red meat, processed meats, salt, and even diet soda have all been linked higher incidences of strokes.

Strokes require immediate medical intervention. If you or someone you care about experiences telltale stroke symptoms like facial drooping, slurred speech, or arm weakness, go to the ER at Riverside Community Hospital right away. You can learn about all of the services at our Riverside hospital by calling (951) 788-3000. 

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