10 risk factors are linked to 90% of all stroke risk

06/20/2010 | HealthDay News

Researchers conducted a large, case-control study and found a total of 10 risk factors that are responsible for 90% of all stroke risk, with high blood pressure accounting for one-third of the risk. The INTERSTROKE study also showed that five lifestyle factors -- high blood pressure, smoking, abdominal obesity, diet and exercise -- are associated with 80% of all stroke risk.

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