An international team of researchers from Institute at McMaster University in Ontario examined people from every in continent in the world, and found a pattern emerged among stroke victims. Hypertension is the most important modifiable risk factor in all regions as stated by the study’s lead author Dr. Martin O’Donnell, a clinical professor at the Population Health Research Institute.

In eliminating the following top 10 factors, risks of stroke could be hugely reduced by 90.7%:

Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Physical Inactivity
Poor Diet
Lipids (transport cholesterol)
Alcohol Intake
Heart Problems

According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke is a “brain attack” that can happen to anyone at any time, and results in brain cells being deprived of oxygen.

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