Diet quality is key to stroke prevention, researcher says

12/13/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Overall diet quality and balancing energy intake and output are more important for stroke prevention than are individual foods and vitamins, Dr. Graeme Hankey of Royal Perth Hospital in Australia said in a report published in The Lancet. His review of study data found that the DASH and Mediterranean diets reduced the chances of having a stroke, while a Western-style diet increased stroke risk.

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