IMIM: Healthy dietary habits protect against stroke

IMIM: Healthy dietary habits protect against stroke

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The PlosOne journal has published a study conducted by neurologists at the Hospital del Mar analyzing eating habits and adherence to healthy behaviors of patients who had suffered an acute ischemic stroke. To carry out the study the dietary habits of 300 patients who had been admitted to the Neurology Service at Hospital del Mar for ischemic stroke during 2007-2010 were compared to a control group of 300 healthy people.

"The diet may influence stroke risk through several mechanisms, but optimal eating habits for the prevention of stroke are not clearly established. In our country, it seems that one of the best dietary patterns for stroke prevention is the Mediterranean diet, which includes a reduced salt intake and increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, cereal fiber, fatty fish, vegetables and olive oil, "explains Dr. Ana Rodriguez Campello, neurologist at the Hospital del Mar and at the neurovascular research group at IMIM.

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Dietary habits in patients with ischemic stroke: a case-control study. Ana Rodríguez Campello, Jordi Jiménez-Conde, Ángel Ois, Elisa Cuadrado-Godia, Eva Giralt Steinhauer, Helmut Schroeder, Gemma Romeral, Mireia Llop, Carolina Soriano Tárraga, Montserrat Garralda-Anaya, Jaume Roquer