Obesity and Stroke

Obesity and Stroke

Authors: Maria Baskini MSc, RD, PhD Candidate Hariklia Proios, PhD CCC-SLP Assistant Prof of Neurocognitive Disorders and Rehab. Dept. of Education and Social Policy University of Macedonia The impact of obesity on stroke is well recognized and is not only a risk...

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Atrial Fibrilation

Atrial Fibrilation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an established independent risk factor for stroke. It is the most frequent heart arrhythmia, characterized by an irregular and often rapid heartbeat. AF is strongly age-dependent, affecting 4% of individuals older than 60 years and 8% of...

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Diabetes and the Risk for Stroke

Diabetes and the Risk for Stroke

Author: Prof. David Tanne; Sackler faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University What is Diabetes Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas that helps move glucose from the food you eat to your body’s cells. It helps glucose to enter the cells in your body so it can be...

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Physical Activity and Stroke Prevention

Physical Activity and Stroke Prevention

Author: Rachel Dankner, M.D., M.P.H. One of the main goals in stroke reduction is to control vascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, smoking cessation, and maintain a healthy diet and aerobic exercise. Among the numerous health benefits of...

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High blood pressure
Diabetes
Atrial fibrilation
Physical inactivity
Hight cholesterol
Poor diet
Smoking
Alcohol
Obesity