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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

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. . . must pass,

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Strokes Kill More Women

Than Does Breast Cancer

One out of every five women between the ages of 55 and 75 will have a stroke. The risk factors include smoking, high blood pressure and obesity.

Because stroke robs the brain of blood and oxygen, it kills brain cells that can lead to
paralysis, loss of speech, loss of memory, diminished reasoning, coma — sometimes death. Stroke leaves more than 60 percent of its victims disabled.

To protect against stroke, avoid smoking. Studies indicate about one out of four women 18 and older are smokers. Eating a balanced, low-fat diet to control blood cholesterol levels also helps. And maintaining even a moderate level of physical activity helps control weight.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

January 22, 2023 at 2:00 am

Posted in Health, Humor / Quote

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