Despite strokes’ being on the decline in the U.S., more women are dying from them than are men. Now the AHA and ASA have released guidance on prevention specifically for women.
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A national group of leading scientists, including one University of Alabama at Birmingham expert, says fewer people are dying of stroke, but the mechanisms remain unknown.



A new study from UAB researchers is one of the first to study the relationship between exercise and stroke in a large biracial cohort of men and women in the U.S.

Children and teens living in the Stroke Belt states are at about twice as much risk of stroke later on in life according to new findings from the REGARDS study.

Diet is one of many potential factors proposed to explain racial and regional differences in stroke.

The ongoing REGARDS study finds that a 10-millimeter difference in blood pressure can make blacks three times more likely than whites to have a stroke.

High blood pressure and diabetes can also lead to memory and thinking problems.

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May 09, 2014

Judd, Suzanne

Professor of Biostatistics

Areas of expertise: Vitamin D, calcium, blood pressure, dietary assessment

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May 09, 2014

Howard, Virginia

Professor of Epidemiology

Areas of expertise: stroke symptoms and associated risk factors, life-course exposure to the stroke belt geographic region, and risk factors for outcomes following carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting

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May 09, 2014

Howard, George

Professor of Biostatistics

Areas of expertise: cardiovascular and cerebrovascular epidemiology, clinical trials methodology

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