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Meditation Lowers Risks of Stroke and Heart Attack

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Meditation is known to help lower stress levels and boost attentional focus. A new study shows that meditation (added to usual medical care) can also impact cardiovascular health: Participants in a transcendental meditation program saw their risks of heart attack and stroke go down by 48%. Continue reading

What to Eat to Lower Stroke Risk

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Is your diet related to your risk of stroke? According to new research, people eating tomatoes and tomato-based foods (which are rich in the antioxidant lycopene) are less likely to have a stroke. Another good reason to adopt a diet high in fruits and vegetables. Continue reading

Chocolate as Stroke Prevention

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Do you like chocolate? You may be on the right track! I recently wrote about chocolate consumption and how it can help boost brain functions in older adults. A study of more than 37,000 Swedish men now shows that chocolate consumption is also associated with lower risks of stroke in men. Continue reading

Exercise to Protect your Brain from Silent Strokes

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Silent strokes increase both the chances of a future major stroke and the risks of cognitive decline and dementia. It is thus good to learn that physical exercise may help protect the brain from silent strokes. Continue reading