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Can diet affect stroke risk?
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
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In brief: Absolutely
Absolutely – a heart healthy diet will also help prevent strokes.
Tips: 1/ limit unhealthy fats and cholesterol, 2/choose low-fat protein sources (lean beef, fish, chicken), 3/ eat more fruits and vegetables, 4/ choose whole grains over processed flours. Of note, a recent study reports that consuming diet sodas may increase stroke risk.

In brief: Absolutely
Absolutely – a heart healthy diet will also help prevent strokes.
Tips: 1/ limit unhealthy fats and cholesterol, 2/choose low-fat protein sources (lean beef, fish, chicken), 3/ eat more fruits and vegetables, 4/ choose whole grains over processed flours. Of note, a recent study reports that consuming diet sodas may increase stroke risk.
Dr. Willa Terry
Dr. Willa Terry
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: Absolutely
Poor diet is the number #1 cause of stroke.
High fat, high cholesterol, high additive, excess salt & sugar (especially high fructose corn syrup) all cause high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. These all lead to stroke. Just think of heart attacks and what causes those. A stroke is basically a "brain attack".

In brief: Absolutely
Poor diet is the number #1 cause of stroke.
High fat, high cholesterol, high additive, excess salt & sugar (especially high fructose corn syrup) all cause high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. These all lead to stroke. Just think of heart attacks and what causes those. A stroke is basically a "brain attack".
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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