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New research on keeping you safer from stroke

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Women who ate the most potassium were 12 percent less likely to suffer stroke.
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Diets rich in fruits and vegetables cut the risk of stroke dramatically

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US males rarely eat anywhere near enough fruits and vegetables.
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Statins may help with dementia, Parkinson’s, cancer, stroke and more

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While statins may be beneficial in a number of conditions, they are by no means benign drugs that carry no risk.
Photo courtesy of Mt. Sinai: "Mount Sinai's novel HDL nanoparticle (red), loaded with a statin drug, specifically targets and locally treats inflammatory macrophage cells (green) hiding inside high-risk plaque within blood vessels."

Using nanoparticles to prevent heart attacks and strokes

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Researchers want to inject patients with HDL (good cholesterol) molecules that have a statin attached to them.
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Good medical news about chocolate, coffee and tea

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Reductions in the incidences of heart attack, stroke and death from cardiovascular disease in chocolate-eaters.
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