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Stroke prevention - other nutrients

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Observational evidence links many of the nutritional factors associated with atherosclerosis and hypertension to risk of stroke, e.g. calcium/vitamin D, antioxidants, PUFA, salt restriction, Mediterranean diet etc.

Only a minority of RCTs using nutrition to prevent stroke had significant benefit. This may be due to methodological issues.



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