Navigation Links
Ninety Percent of Stroke Risk Due to 10 Risk Factors
Date:6/18/2010

Eighty percent of stroke risk due to five lifestyle factors, international study finds

FRIDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- A large international study has found that 10 risk factors account for 90 percent of all the risk of stroke, with high blood pressure playing the most potent role.

Of that list, five risk factors usually related to lifestyle -- high blood pressure, smoking, abdominal obesity, diet and physical activity -- are responsible for a full 80 percent of all stroke risk, according to the researchers.

The findings come the INTERSTROKE study, a standardized case-control study of 3,000 people who had had strokes and an equal number of healthy individuals with no history of stroke from 22 countries. It was published online June 18 in The Lancet.

The study -- slated to be presented Friday at the World Congress on Cardiology in Beijing -- reports that the 10 factors significantly associated with stroke risk are high blood pressure, smoking, physical activity, waist-to-hip ratio (abdominal obesity), diet, blood lipid (fat) levels, diabetes, alcohol intake, stress and depression, and heart disorders.

Across the board, high blood pressure was the most important factor, accounting for one-third of all stroke risk.

"It's important that most of the risk factors associated with stroke are modifiable," said Dr. Martin J. O'Donnell, an associate professor of medicine at McMaster University in Canada, who helped lead the study. "If they are controlled, it could have a considerable impact on the incidence of stroke."

Controlling blood pressure is important, he said, because it plays a major role in both forms of stroke: ischemic, the most common form (caused by blockage of a brain blood vessel), and hemorrhagic or bleeding stroke, in which a blood vessel in the brain bursts.

In contrast, levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol were important in the risk of ischemic s
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Ninety Percent of All Vaccine Preventable Deaths Occur in Those 65 and Older According to Highlighted Studies in the December Patient Safety Advisory
2. More than 30 Percent of Seniors Are Not Immunized Against Pneumonia in 36 States; New Report Finds Low Adult Vaccination Rates in U.S.
3. More than 30 percent of seniors are not immunized against pneumonia in 36 states
4. Survey: Over 40 Percent of Nurses to Alter Career Path
5. Saint Thomas Hospital Ranked Top Five Percent in Nation for the Second Consecutive Year According to Quality Study
6. More than 50 percent of injury-related deaths in rural Ontario occur before patients reach hospital
7. Study finds over 90 percent of people with gum disease are at risk for diabetes
8. American Red Cross Survey Finds 62 Percent of Americans Plan to Donate More Than $25 to Charity This Holiday Season in Spite of Economic Downturn
9. Disordered eating may affect 10 to 15 percent of women
10. Bella Sante Spas in Boston Reports Online Spending Rise of 12 percent December 1 to December 17, 2009
11. 83 Percent of Small Businesses Say No to Health Care Public Option, 89 Percent Say Government Cannot Provide Adequate Health Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Ninety Percent of Stroke Risk Due to 10 Risk Factors
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aspirus Wausau Hospital today announced the first ... Digital O.R. at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, in Wausau, WI. ... rooms will be Buzz, a centralized surgical hub for ... planning, navigation, imaging and communications connectivity. , Buzz ... and hardware all controlled from the full HD 42” ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... SCOTT Sports is excited to announce ... mountain bike and BMX park. SCOTT will provide Wasatch ... adult and youth sizes for the park’s rental bike program. ... in Ogden, Utah, recently moved its U.S. headquarters from Sun ... to be a partner with the Wasatch Bike Park, what ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. ... the need for blood transfusions might also protect the brains ... (EPO), which stimulates red blood cell production, appears to prevent ... researcher Dr. Petra Huppi, a professor of pediatrics and newborn ... real test of whether EPO protects the brains of these ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Centre into Microtechnologies, is coordinating the microSCALE ... based on microtechnologies to tackle the problems ... among others. IK4-Ikerlan, Ceit-IK4, IK4-Tekniker, the Mondragon ... microGUNE on this project, which is being ... programme of the Government of the Basque ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... water and oil and are persistent towards aggressive ... characteristics have made the fluorochemicals useful in numerous ... paper and board. , The problem with fluorochemicals ... and accumulate in both humans and the environment. ... effects, such as cancer, increased cholesterol and a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Aspirus Wausau Hospital Announces First Large Scale Digital Operating Room Integration Project in the US 2Health News:Aspirus Wausau Hospital Announces First Large Scale Digital Operating Room Integration Project in the US 3Health News:SCOTT Sports to Sponsor Wasatch Indoor Bike Park 2Health News:Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains 2Health News:Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains 3Health News:Microtechnologies for driving forward mobility and human health 2Health News:Leading scientists call for a stop to non-essential use of fluorochemicals 2Health News:Leading scientists call for a stop to non-essential use of fluorochemicals 3
... violence often accompanied by attempts to get young women pregnant ... says that male partners of teenage girls and young women ... to sabotage the birth control the women are using. , ... Contraception , also finds that women who experience both ...
... , PITTSBURGH , Jan. 25 ... for serious athletes, and now the company is throwing its brand ... who know how to push the limits:  Dick,s Sporting Goods ... and energy products and other nutritional supplements is now the presenting ...
... ... ... (FEIN #,s 84-1402*** & 80-0510***, CO Charity #20093014664) is calling on all Cannabis Churches ... issues. "Shamans, Doctors, and Spiritual Leaders have been in charge of healing all the worlds ...
... ... of leading B2B online comparison shopping marketplaces, today announced that it now has the ... can now streamline medical supply procurement by using the www.med32.com multivendor comparison-shopping ... ...
... Young women and teenage girls often face efforts ... pregnancy including damaging condoms and destroying contraceptives ... associated with physical or sexual violence, a study by ... found. Published online today in the January issue ...
... , ... Rehabiltation Services for children (BHRS/Wraparound) offered from the Christian perspective, promote faith-formation. , ... (PRWEB) January 24, 2010 ... teamed up with Parakleseos, LLC, a Christian-based behavioral health practice in Beaver, PA in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Male Abusers Often Sabotage Birth Control With Partners 2Health News:GNC Becomes a Presenting Sponsor for the Pittsburgh Health & Fitness Expo of the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon 2Health News:GNC Becomes a Presenting Sponsor for the Pittsburgh Health & Fitness Expo of the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon 3Health News:Greenfaith Ministry Calls on Churches & Doctors, to Address all Cannabis Issues and Regulation 2Health News:Greenfaith Ministry Calls on Churches & Doctors, to Address all Cannabis Issues and Regulation 3Health News:Greenfaith Ministry Calls on Churches & Doctors, to Address all Cannabis Issues and Regulation 4Health News:Online Medical Supply Comparison Shopping Service Saves Nursing Homes Money 2Health News:Reproductive coercion often is accompanied by physical or sexual violence, study finds 2Health News:Reproductive coercion often is accompanied by physical or sexual violence, study finds 3Health News:Christian Nonprofit and Behavioral Health Practice Team Up to Help Children 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: IRIX ) today ... is scheduled to make an investor presentation at the Robert ... Time on Wednesday, September 3, in New York City.  ... will be available in the Investors section of the IRIDEX ... IRIDEX Corporation was founded in 1989 and is ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014   Auxilium Pharmaceuticals , Inc. ... biopharmaceutical company, today announced that certain members of the ... Healthcare Conference to be held September 8-10, 2014 in ... , Chief Executive Officer and President, is scheduled to ... portfolio at 10:55 a.m. ET on Wednesday, September 10, ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... PARK, Calif. , Aug. 27, 2014 ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate ... in patients with complete cervical spinal cord injury.  The ... 1 clinical study of the product, and is designed ... AST-OPC1 in patients with complete cervical spinal cord injuries, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. To Present At The Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. To Present At The Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Receives U.S. FDA Clearance to Initiate Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Patients with Cervical Complete Spinal Cord Injury 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Receives U.S. FDA Clearance to Initiate Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Patients with Cervical Complete Spinal Cord Injury 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Receives U.S. FDA Clearance to Initiate Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Patients with Cervical Complete Spinal Cord Injury 4Asterias Biotherapeutics Receives U.S. FDA Clearance to Initiate Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Patients with Cervical Complete Spinal Cord Injury 5
... Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., of Maple Grove, Minnesota is ... Sodium, USP, 3 mg Tablets to include additional products ... May 17, 2010 and November 17, 2010.  The company ... a single bottle labeled as Jantoven® Warfarin Sodium, USP, ...
... Feb. 18, 2011 PreXion, Inc., ( www.prexion.com ... Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Imaging systems for dentistry, ... shipping a new 3D cone beam imaging product, ... new system incorporates PreXion,s proprietary CLEARimage™ technology that ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Upsher-Smith Laboratories Announces Expansion of Voluntary Nationwide Recall 2Upsher-Smith Laboratories Announces Expansion of Voluntary Nationwide Recall 3PreXion Launches New Faster, Lower Radiation PreXion3D Elite Cone Beam Imaging System 2PreXion Launches New Faster, Lower Radiation PreXion3D Elite Cone Beam Imaging System 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: