80 percent of strokes can be prevented

The recent death of film and television director John Singleton is a tragic reminder of how stroke can cut short anyone’s life.

The American Stroke Association says that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by not smoking, making healthy food choices, getting enough physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and treating conditions such as high blood sugar, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Its experts offer the following tips for stroke prevention.

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