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The Checkup Archive: Strokes

Is that right? Drinking diet soda increases stroke risk?

I don't typically report on research that's not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal. But the provocative study about diet soda and stroke risk presented this week at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles has generated enough confusion to warrant some attention here.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | February 11, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Cardiovascular Health, Is That Right?, Nutrition and Fitness, Sodium, Strokes  
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Traffic noise boosts stroke risk

A new study indicates that chronic exposure to noise from cars and trucks can boost the risk for stroke, especially among the elderly.

By Rob Stein  | January 26, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Aging, Cardiovascular Health, Strokes  
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Vitamins fail another test

The supposed benefits of vitamins have suffered another blow. In this case it's B vitamins, which do not appear to protect stroke patients from subsequent heart attacks or strokes, according to the biggest, best study to examine the issue. Previous research has suggested that people with elevated levels of an...

By Rob Stein  | August 4, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Cardiovascular Health, Prevention, Strokes, Vitamins  
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