A large glass of wine a day could protect against the most common type of stroke, new research suggests.
The study of 20,000 adults found that up to three units of alcohol a day appeared to reduce the risk of an ischaemic stroke, where the blood supply is stopped due to a blood clot. These account for 85 per cent of all cases.
The research by the Karolinska Institutet and University of Cambridge found that heavier drinking – of any type of alcohol – increased the risks of all types of strokes.
Light drinking – classed as no more than one and a half units of alcohol per day, or a small glass of wine – was found to reduce the risk of ischaemic stroke by around 10 per cent. read more at telegraph.co.uk
Doctors say younger adults’ unhealthier lifestyles leading to increase in strokes for those under age 55
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Strokes are declining in people over age 55, but increasing in those younger than 55. Those are the findings of a new report in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Doctors are pointing to unhealthier lifestyles in young and middle-aged adults.
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The new report finds higher stroke rates in people 35 to 54 compared to the end of the last century. In people 35 to 39, the rate has more than doubled.
A neurologist at the University of Kansas Hospital thinks one factor is that age group being more sedentary than baby boomers were. read more at fox4kc.com