Take Charge of Manageable Stroke Risk Factors, Such as Poor Sleep

New studies show an association between stroke and risk factors such as low vitamin D levels and insufficient sleep.

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Among the many risk factors for stroke, some, such as age and family history, are well beyond our control. Others, such as atrial fibrillation and hypertension, can pose a great challenge to keep under control. But some risk factors, such as weight, smoking, exercise and sleep apnea are manageable with some effort and the understanding that improvements you make in these areas can directly lower your odds of having a stroke. Two recent studies also identify two possible risk factors that may be within your power to manage and further protect yourself against stroke.
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