Reducing stroke risk through eating well

THINK of six family members, friends or patients – one of them will suffer a stroke in their lifetime.1

Stroke kills more than 11,000 Australians every year, and remains the second leading cause of death in Australia.

In 2009, stroke caused almost twice as many deaths as breast and prostate cancer combined.2

Some risk factors for stroke are modifiable. These include:3

  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • cigarette smoking
  • poor diet and lack of