June 15, 2011

Inexpensive Stroke Prevention

1 Olive Oil Helps Prevent Stroke in Elderly

Using olive oil in cooking and as a dressing can lower stroke risk for people 65 and older, find researchers from Bordeaux, France. The new research is published online in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Even after considering diet, body mass index and physical activity, researchers found that regular use of olive oil for cooking and as a dressing reduced stroke risk by 41 percent compared to those who never used olive oil. Study author Cécilia Samieri, PhD, with the University of Bordeaux, notes that including olive oil in diets of the elderly would be an easy, inexpensive way to prevent strokes.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Olive Oil May Guard Against Ulcerative Colitis

Tags: American Academy of Neurology, Stroke Risk Factors, Stroke Prevention, Strokes Elderly, Health Benefits Olive Oil, Olive Oil Prevents Strokes, University of Bordeaux, National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Olive Oil in Cooking, Olive Oil Dressing

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Mom's Left Side, Baby's Lifeline

2 Left Side Sleeping May Reduce Stillbirth Risk

A study in New Zealand found a link between a woman’s sleep position during late pregnancy and stillbirth risk. The study involved interviewing 155 women who had a stillbirth and 310 women who were pregnant. Women were asked which side they slept on in the last month and week of pregnancy and on the night the stillbirth most likely occurred, if applicable. They were also asked about how often they got up to use the bathroom, sleeping and being tired during the day, snoring and hours of sleep they got each night. Researchers found that women who slept on left side halved the risk and increased bathroom use at night also lowered it. Researchers hypothesize the blood flow to the fetus, womb and placenta improves when women lie on their left side.

More at Yahoo! HealthDay | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Secondhand Smoke Linked to Increase in Stillbirth, Radiation Used in Girls Increase Stillbirth Risk

Tags: Stillbirth Risk Factors, Stillbirth, Stillbirth Prevention, Sleep Position and Stillbirth Risk, Sleeping on Left Side and Stillbirth Risk

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