According to a new research- the Mediterranean diet may lower ischemic stroke risk among women.Daniel McCarthy (Author) Published Date : Feb 15, 2015 21:21 IST
According to a new study the Mediterranean diet may lower the ischemic stroke risk but not the hemorrhagic one amongst women. The researchers have discovered that people who follow the Mediterranean diet is less likely to suffer ischemic stroke compared to the people who are less adherent to the diet. It is known that the ischemic stroke is caused by blood clot.
According to the researcher a Mediterranean diet consists of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fish, poultry and olive oil. Those people who follow the diet had consumed less red meat, sweets and saturated fats such as those in the meat, butter and full-fat dairy goods. Though the researchers couldn t provide the causes and effect of the diet, Dr. Paul Wright, Chair of Neurology at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y. who was not part of the study said, Overall, there is strong evidence, based on this study, that strict adherence to a Mediterranean diet significantly reduces stroke risk .
The research was led by Dr. Ayesha Sherzai, a neurologist at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. In a statement Dr. Sherzai said, With stroke being one of the biggest disease burdens in the U.S. and throughout the world, and treatments not being as extensive as we would like them to be, diet is a risk factor that people can control . The researchers said that the closely a women follows the diet the lower is the risk for them to suffer from ischemic stroke. A diet high on vegetable, whole grain and healthy fats and low meat consumption are the main factors behind the lower risk.
The California research study which was formed to examine the pattern of breast cancer among 133,500 female teachers have studied their daily diet and have discovered that the diet can reduce risk of ischemic stroke by 18 percent. Dr. Sherzai said, The question was, 'In a U.S. population of women, what is the association between adhering to the Mediterranean diet and stroke risk, specifically stroke subtypes That hasn't really been studied . The outcomes of the study were to be presented at the American Stroke Association's Annual meeting in Nashville on Thursday.
According to a new research- the Mediterranean diet may lower ischemic stroke risk among women.