Moderate Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk

Research presented last week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014 demonstrates that moderate exercise can cut stroke risk in women by 20%. In addition, moderate exercise can offset the increased risk in women taking post-menopausal hormone therapy.

While it was previously thought that strenuous activity had a greater impact on reducing stroke risks, the new research suggests that brisk walking can produce the same benefits. Lead researcher Professor Sophia Wang of Beckman Research Institute says that the decreased risk provided by brisk walking is just as strong as that of strenuous exercise.

The CDC estimates that 130,000 deaths per year (U.S.) result from stroke.

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