modifiable risk factors for stroke

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The modifiable risk factors for stroke include:

  • hypertension
  • smoking
  • atrial fibrillation
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diet:
    • high salt intake
    • high fat intake
    • low potassium intake
    • low vitamin intake
  • excess alcohol intake
  • obesity
  • low levels of physical exercise
  • raised cholesterol

Last reviewed 01/2018

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