Long working hours increasing deaths from heart disease and stroke, claimed WHO on May 17. The number of deaths from heart disease due to working long hours b/w 2000 and 2016 increased by 42%, and from stroke by 19%. The WHO stated three actions that govts, employers and workers can take to protect workers' health.
Vegetarian food items like fruit, vegetables and dairy products can lower the risk of ischaemic stroke. According to reseachers, who have published a study in the European Heart Journal, different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke. The study pints out that higher intakes of fruit, vegetables and dairy products is beneficial and can mitigate the chances of stroke.
When heart disease runs in the family, more physical activity may be the best defence, say researchers. According to the findings reported in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, greater grip strength, more physical activity and better cardiorespiratory fitness are associated with reduced risk for heart attacks and stroke -- even among people with a genetic pre-disposition for heart disease.