"Middle-Aged Women Making Lifestyle Changes Less Likely To Have Stroke" - MSN. 04/10/2020
A new study found that for women, maintaining a healthy weight and making better food choices can significantly reduce their chances of suffering from a stroke later on in life, even if the aforementioned lifestyle changes are made when they already reach middle age.
Goodarz Danaei, Sc.D., lead study author and Bernard Lown Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, says “We found that changing to a healthy lifestyle, even in your 50s, still has the potential to prevent strokes. Women who made lifestyle modifications in middle age reduced their long-term risk of total stroke by nearly a quarter and ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, by more than one-third,”
Published Thursday, the findings of this new research were released in the medical journal Stroke, which is a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.