Tag Archives: Stroke

High-fiber diet lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, prevents cancer, WHO says

People who eat lots of high-fiber and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fiber, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fiber eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of… Read More »

Physical Therapy Helps Stroke Patients

Physical activity improves heart function and lipid profile by lowering total cholesterol while raising HDL (good cholesterol). It lowers blood pressure and resting heart rate. Being active reduces the risk and severity of diabetes by increasing insulin sensitivity, and it improves strength,balance and endurance. For stroke survivors, these benefits can spell the difference between dependence… Read More »