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Dietary patterns and incidence of stroke among mid-age women
Lifestyle plays an important role in the development of stroke. The increase in obesity and high caloric intake in many high and low-income countries threatens to impact on the global burden of stroke. Although diet has been reasonably well studied in relation to mortality and cardiovascular disease in general, few studies have prospectively examined the influence of dietary patterns on risk of stroke specifically. In this study we aim to investigate the relationship between dietary patterns (cooked vegetables; fruit; Mediterranean-style; processed meat, meat and takeaway; reduced fat dairy; and high fat and sugar foods) and stroke among middle-aged women over a period of six years follow-up.

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Prof Gita Mishra
Dr Caroline Jackson