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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)....

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8 Facts About Stroke and Smoking

8 Facts About Stroke and Smoking

Smoking not only increases your risk of health problems, such as heart disease and blocked arteries, it’s also strongly linked to stroke. But there are many different factors that can affect your risk, from gender to financial status. Here are some fascinating facts...

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Top Tips for Quitting Smoking

Top Tips for Quitting Smoking

We all know smoking is bad for us. It’s been linked with all kinds of diseases, including stroke. But sometimes even the cold hard facts aren’t enough to make us want to kick the habit. If you’re considering cutting down or giving up, keep in mind these positive...

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