Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. The most common cause of seizures in the elderly, and another common cause of dementia. There are lots of food to eat that helps, prevent stroke. In short, stroke is a burdensome but preventable brain disorder according to the global burden of disease.
Today, the largest study of risk factors from the human disease in history. Funded by the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, more than 90 percent of the burden is attributable to modifiable risk factors. Though, some are easier to modify than others. About 10 percent of all healthy years of life lost due to stroke, maybe due to ambient air pollution. So, yeah, I mean, technically, that’s a modifiable risk factor.
You can just move out of the city to someplace with cleaner air, but perhaps easier to just quit smoking, which accounts for 18 percent of the death, and disability in the world, about as much as diets high in sodium diets, high in salt are as bad as smoking when it comes to stroke burden, but not as bad as inadequate fruit, and vegetable consumption. Yes, there are also other things like sedentary lifestyles, which is not as bad as not eating enough whole grains. But of the 89 percent of the stroke, death, and disability that’s attributable to modifiable risk factors, fully half appears to be due just to not eating enough fruits and veggies fruit And vegetable consumption is associated with a lower risk of about a dozen different diseases and stroke is way up there.
There appears to be a linear dose-response relationship,straight-line relationship between more fruits, vegetables, and lower stroke risk. Suggesting that the risk of stroke decreased by 32 percent for every 200-gram increase in fruits.
That’s just like one apple a day and 11 percent lower risk for each equivalent amount of vegetables, particularly potent citrus fruits, apples, and pears, and dark green leafy vegetables, one of which you can drink the green leaves of green tea drinking three cups of green tea a day is associated with an 18 percent lower stroke risk. But association doesn’t necessarily mean causation if there ever been any vegetables put to the test in randomized controlled trials.
garlic helps prevent stroke. It is so potent you can stuff garlic powder into a capsule or compressed into a tablet. You can put it head to head against a sugar pill and garlic beat out placebo for the prevention of CMT progression. Meaning that the thickening of the major artery walls to the neck going up to the brain. A key predictor of stroke risk continuing to worsen in the placebo group, but not the garlic group that had been taking just a quarter teaspoon of garlic powder day.
That would cost about a penny a day. Has there ever been an interventional trial that’s actually followed people out to prove that a certain food reduces strokes?
Yes, nuts also help to prevent stroke. Studies show that an ounce a day of nuts, doesn’t cut Strokes nearly in half, but weight pretty mad. Wait a second. Wasn’t that the study that was retracted? The president trial is one of the most influential randomized trials ever.
In twenty eighteen, it was retracted only to be later republished after making the necessary corrections due to irregularities in the randomization procedures, the original paper was withdrawn, but in their reanalysis, they found the same results. The same 46 percent fall in stroke risk in the added Nutt’s group, dropping the ten-year risk of stroke from about a six percent down to three percent.
Stroke risk can be reduced substantially by an active lifestyle, succession of smoking, and a healthy diet.