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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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5 Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

5 Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Health experts now know high blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for having a stroke. Blood is carried around the body by the arteries. If blood pressure is too high, it puts a strain on your blood vessels, including the ones leading to your brain, which...

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