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What causes strokes? One of the 41 things that causes strokes is stress. According to a 2008 study published in the Journal of Neurology, the more stressed you are, the greater your risk. The researchers found that, for every notch lower a person scored on their well-being scale, their risk of stroke increased by 11 percent.


What causes strokes? One of the 41 things that causes strokes is the use of refined sugar (ordinary sugar, ordinary table sugar), instead of the much healthier and pricier sugars like xylitol and erythritol. (24)

According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is a rapidly growing health threat for middle-aged women in particular, and a number of factors behind the surprising rise in strokes in women include the rising prevalence of high blood sugar levels.

As explained here, refined sugar is the number one enemy that causes strokes because either:
  1. It's refined sugar that causes a gum infection that causes a blood clot that causes a stroke, or

  2. It's refined sugar that causes damage to an artery that results in a blood clot that causes a stroke.
However — have you noticed? — most of us pay attention to only the more visible risk factors like anger outburst, drug use, high blood pressure, lack of exercise, overwork, overeating, parental history, poor diet, stress, and trans fats.

Trans fats

What causes strokes? One of the 41 things that causes strokes is trans fats. Your diet plays a crucial role in reducing your risk of stroke. You need to avoid foods that contain trans fats.

Trans fats include numerous processed foods like store-bought crackers, chips, baked goods, and fried foods. Why? Because trans fats promote inflammation.

Women are especially at risk (because they love foods made with trans fats). Stroke rates are on the rise in middle-aged women. In one study, post-menopausal women who consumed the most dietary trans fat had a 31 percent higher incidence of ischemic strokes.

Please note that, despite some health journalists and or so called "experts" who lump saturated fats into this category, saturated fats, unless damaged by heat, are actually health promoting. ...More >>

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