African Americans at higher risk of stroke

May 15, 2021 | Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator | @kanaazpereira

Cardiovascular diseases—such as stroke —are a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S.

African American men and women are more likely to have a stroke than any other population in the country. Mayo Clinic neurologist, Dr. Maisha Robinson talks about what African American adults can do to lower their risk of stroke.

"Knowing your numbers, being able to assess the situation, and then addressing the situation with regard to blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, weight, diet is very important, especially in that population," says Dr. Robinson.

 

Excerpted from Mayo Clinic News Network

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