SAFE LAUNCHES A WEBSITE FOR STROKE PREVENTION

SAFE LAUNCHES A WEBSITE FOR STROKE PREVENTION

Reliable, easy to use information on 10 modifiable stroke risk factors all in one place: www.strokeprevention.info Brussels, 17/09/2018: A SAFE-owned website on stroke prevention and modifiable stroke risk factors goes live today at www.strokeprevention.info. “We know...
5 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

5 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

Even though you might feel healthy, you can still have high cholesterol – and a simple test will reveal this. At first, the diagnosis can be daunting, as people with high levels of cholesterol are at an increased risk of certain health problems, including heart...
Spotting the Symptoms of Diabetes to Reduce Stroke Risk

Spotting the Symptoms of Diabetes to Reduce Stroke Risk

Diabetes is a lifelong condition associated with abnormal levels of sugar, or glucose, in the blood. We all need glucose to fuel our bodies and this process is usually helped along by a hormone called insulin. But people with Type 1 diabetes can’t make any insulin at...
5 Facts About Obesity and Stroke Risk

5 Facts About Obesity and Stroke Risk

All the evidence points towards a strong link between increased weight and incidence of stroke. Take a look at these interesting facts from studies around the world to understand the risk, depending on your age, weight and lifestyle. 1. Stroke risk increases by 64% in...
Obesity: Weighing Up the Risks of Stroke

Obesity: Weighing Up the Risks of Stroke

In Europe, 51.6% of adults are overweight (1). Being obese not only increases your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, but also makes you more likely to have a stroke, particularly if you are carrying extra weight around your stomach (2)....
The Importance of Physical Activity After Stroke

The Importance of Physical Activity After Stroke

People who suffer a stroke or TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack), often called a ‘mini-stroke’, have a higher risk of suffering a full stroke in the future. In fact, around 30% of all strokes are recurrent (1). But the amount of exercise you do, could limit the risk. As...