Feb. 11, 2010 -- As if people need another reason to love chocolate, here it
is: Eating a little bit of chocolate each week may not only lower the risk of
having a stroke, it may also decrease the odds of dying from one.
A new review of recent research on chocolate and stroke risk found at least
two large studies are suggestive of the health benefits of chocolate in
lowering the risk of stroke. The results will be presented in April at the
annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology...
Symptoms of an ischemic stroke (caused by a blood clot) vary from one person to another. But symptoms usually occur in the side of the body opposite from the side of the brain where the clot occurred. For example, a stroke in the right side of the brain affects the left side of the body.
Symptoms of a stroke may be so minor that they are ignored or
go unnoticed. Some people have symptoms that go away after a short time. This could be caused by a transient ischemic attack, or TIA. A TIA is a warning sign that a stroke may soon follow.
The symptoms of a hemorrhagic stroke (caused by bleeding in the brain) are usually the same as those from a blood clot. But you also may have other symptoms, such as: