Longevity Briefs: Diet is crucial in stroke prevention

Posted on 22 October 2020

Longevity briefs provides a short summary of a novel research, medicine, or technology that caught the attention of our researchers in Oxford, due to its potential to improve our health, wellbeing, and longevity.

Why is this research important: Stroke is one of the leading cause of mortality and long-term disability cause in the world. Due to the nature of strokes, preventative measure are of utmost importance. Diet plays major role in our health and more studies are focused on how alterations to our food intake can manage diseases risks.

What did the researchers do: In this study, researches have analyzed data from 418,329 participants from European countries with an average 12.5 years of follow up. Researches have collected data on diet from questionnaires filled by participants and compared to the it to the rates of strokes.

Key takeaway(s) from this research: It was discovered that consumption of fruits and vegetables, milk, yoghurt, cheese and dietary fibre is associated with lower chances of strokes. On the other hand, increased consumption of eggs and red meat significantly increases the chances of stroke.

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