Ten factors explain ninety percent of strokes !
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.

A study conducted in 2016 looked at more than 27,000 people in 32 countries – many of which are the so called LMIC – Low 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  – High Blood Pressure – was 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 ! The study shows that the number of strokes would be practically cut in half (48%) if hypertension was eliminated; trimmed by more than a third (36%) if people were physically active; and shaved by almost one fifth (19%) if they had better diets.

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 :


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

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