Doctors: Leading a healthy lifestyle can prevent strokes

Nearly 140,000 people in the U.S. die from a stroke each year.

Rose Shannon and Gillian Neff

Oct 28, 2023, 1:43 PM

Updated 257 days ago

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Doctors tell News 12 strokes can be prevented by following several tips.
Data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds.
Nearly 140,000 people in the U.S. die from a stroke each year.
-Keeping your blood pressure in check.
-Limit salt and alcohol.
-Eat a diet rich in fruits, veggies, nuts and lean protein.
-Control high cholesterol by taking statins or other medications.
-Cut out smoking.
-Exercise 20 to 30 minutes a day at least four times a day.
Risk factors for strokes include diabetes, atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea.


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