Controlling Stroke Risk

According to the researchers approach, heart attacks leading cause of severe, long-term disability. You can help protect yourself from stroke by controlling your blood pressure (through lifestyle changes or medication), getting regular exercise, managing diabetes and cholesterol levels, and following a diet designed for those with high blood pressure and heart disease. Calcium and magnesium may also be beneficial - these minerals are useful in controlling high blood pressure, one of the strongest risk factors for stroke.

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