Long work hours associated with increased risk of stroke, finds study

People who worked long hours had a higher risk of stroke, especially if they worked those hours for 10 years or more, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke

Long work hours associated with increased risk of stroke, finds studyResearchers reviewed data from CONSTANCES, a French population-based study group started in 2012, for information on age (18-69), sex, smoking and work hours derived from questionnaires from 143,592 participants. Cardiovascular risk factors and previous stroke occurrences were noted from separate medical interviews. Researchers found: Overall 1,224 of the participants, suffered strokes; 29% or 42,542, reported […]

Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption not linked with elevated risk of stroke

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol or consumption of up to one egg per day is not associated with an elevated risk of stroke

Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption not linked with elevated risk of strokeFurthermore, no association was found in carriers of the APOE4 phenotype, which affects cholesterol metabolism and is remarkably common among the Finnish population. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Findings from earlier studies addressing the association of dietary cholesterol or egg intake with the risk of stroke have been contradictory. […]

7 things you can do to prevent a stroke

Stroke prevention can start today. Protect yourself and avoid stroke, regardless of your age or family history

7 things you can do to prevent a strokeWhat can you do to prevent stroke? Age makes us more susceptible to having a stroke, as does having a mother, father, or other close relative who has had a stroke. You can’t reverse the years or change your family history, but there are many other stroke risk factors that you can control—provided that you’re […]

Poor fitness levels can increase your risk of having a stroke, reveals new study

Low fitness levels have long been tied to higher risk for heart problems. Now researchers say men’s cardiorespiratory fitness is tied to their risk for stroke as well

Poor fitness levels can increase your risk of having a stroke, reveals new studyResearchers in Norway followed 2,014 middle-aged men for more than 20 years. Those who were unfit for the whole study period, or who started out fit but became less so, were twice as likely to have a stroke as those who stayed fit or became fit, they reported in the journal Stroke. “Stroke is a […]

World Stroke Day: Early diagnosis can make a huge difference

Getting treatment fast should be your first priority when dealing with a stroke. Every second matters because each moment without oxygen damages your brain

World Stroke Day: Early diagnosis can make a huge differenceThe prevalence of stroke has increased by over 50% in the past two decades in India. The contribution of this disease to total deaths and disease burden in the country has almost doubled in the past 25 years. Theprevalence of stroke is the same for men and women until the age of 50, post which, women […]