Interstroke StudyJust TEN factors explain NINETY Percent of Strokes !

While Stroke can happen to any at anytime – sometimes for factors which remain a puzzle -studies are increasingly establishing some very dominant causal factors for adults.

One such recent study is the INTERSTROKE  one , the results of which are now being increasingly discussed and disseminated. This study looked at more than 27,000 people in 32 countries Рmany of which are the so called LMIC РLow to Middle Income Countries ( Which includes India ). These results are the conclusion of almost eight years of study and work.

The Study conclusively established that the following factors explained 90 % of the Strokes in the research group.

  • Hypertension ( aka high Blood Pressure )
  • Lipids ( Natural fats such as Cholesterol )
  • Smoking
  • Physical inactivity
  • Abdominal Obesity
  • Cardiac Causes
  • Diet
  • Alcohol
  • Diabetes Mellitus ( high blood sugar )and
  • Psychosocial Factors

Of these, Hypertension  РHigh Blood Pressure Рwas determined to be the most significant risk factor.

Many of these factors – physical inactivity and abdominal obesity, for example , have a direct correlation to one another. And MANY – are in our control !

Hence, very simple but disciplined lifestyle changes can lead to a much lesser risk of this terrible malaise. For more information and some simple tips you may see :

 Precaution is MUCH better than Cure Рparticularly for Stroke. Hence please monitor yourself and your dear ones on these factors closely as well as share to others !