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...
Taking aspirin or another antiplatelet medicine to
prevent strokes. For more information, see Medications.
diabetes. Your doctor will advise that you try to keep
your blood sugar levels in a target range. To do this, you may
need to take oral medicines or insulin. Eating a healthy diet and getting
plenty of exercise will also help.
You may also need to make lifestyle changes such
as quitting smoking, eating heart-healthy foods, and being more active. For more information, see Prevention.
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