Take a Hike to Lower Your Risk of Stroke

Two new studies suggest that one simple way to reduce your risk of suffering a stroke is to lace up your walking shoes and get moving. In a British study of nearly 3,500 initially healthy men ages 60-80, those who spent time walking were less likely to suffer a stroke, with risk declining as walking time increased. In another new finding, reported at a conference, women who walked or engaged in other moderate-intensity exercise were 20% less likely to suffer a stroke.

Habitual Caffeine Consumption Does Not Increase Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Contrary to long-standing concerns about the stimulant effect of caffeine sparking atrial fibrillation, a new analysis concludes that its unlikely habitual caffeine intake from coffee and other dietary sources increases risk. In fact, the pooled analysis found that atrial fibrillation risk fell with increasing caffeine intake.

More Evidence Antioxidants in Food Help Protect Against Stroke

A diet rich in antioxidants, especially from fruits and vegetables, could help reduce your risk

Healthy Diet, Not Specific Nutrients, Best for Stroke Protection

An overall healthy diet, such as the DASH diet or the dietary pattern found in Mediterranean countries

Stroke Research Roundup

Citrus Linked to Lower Likelihood of Stroke. Oranges and other citrus fruit and juices may provide a modest protection against strokes, according

Not Getting the Message to Call 911 for Stroke

What should you do if you think someone is suffering a stroke? The right answer is

No Proof Gum Disease Causes Heart Disease

An expert review of 537 studies on periodontal disease and risk of heart attack or stroke

Go Easy on Southern-Style Fare to Avoid Strokes

While eating the traditional fare of Mediterranean countries promotes heart health, consuming fried foods, sweet tea and other typical foods of the Southern United States has the opposite effect, sharply increasing the risk of stroke.

Dietary Potassium Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

Getting more potassium in your diet may help protect you against the most common type of stroke

Strenuous Exercise Linked to Fewer Silent Strokes in Elderly

To reduce your risk of stroke, really break a sweat. In a new study published in Neurology