Stroke: A surprising drink could halve your chances of having a stroke, according to a new study.
STROKES are feared because they strike without warning and kill thousands of people each year.
Fortunately, scientific advancements are assisting thousands of people in avoiding this danger.
In some cases, a surprising beverage, according to one study, may halve the risk of stroke.
A blockage prevents nutrient-rich blood from reaching the brain, resulting in an ischaemic stroke.
Slurred speech and lopsidedness on one side of the face are the first signs of an attack.
As a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, developing effective stroke countermeasures has quickly become a global priority.
According to one study, men who drank dairy milk were twice as likely to have a stroke as their non-dairy milk-drinking counterparts.
A quarter of all stroke victims are under the age of 65, and a fifth of all stroke victims die as a result of their attack.
High blood pressure and high cholesterol are two major risk factors for the condition.
Individuals with the latter are predisposed to artery narrowing, which makes blood flow through the arteries and to the brain more difficult.
Bits of plaque in the arteries can sometimes break off and form clots, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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As a result, foods that raise bad cholesterol levels have been linked to an increased risk of stroke.
Because much of the fat in milk is saturated, it has long been linked to high cholesterol.
This belief was challenged in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
The study relied on information from over 650 middle-aged men who were asked to keep track of everything they ate and drank for seven days.
This methodology was chosen in order to obtain more reliable data on total food intakes than questionnaires could provide.
During a 20-year follow-up period, researchers tracked the number of strokes and heart disease cases.
The researchers discovered that men who drank at least 200ml of milk per day had half the risk of having a stroke as those who drank the least.
This amount is said to meet one-third of an adult’s daily calcium needs.
It was almost entirely whole or full-fat milk that was consumed in the study.
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