Post Menopausal Women are Stroke Risk due to Fatty Diet

New research shows an increased risk of ischemic stroke in postmenopausal women who eat a lot of trans fatty acids, usually found in baked goods, fried foods, as well as packaged products.
Research suggests that aspirin use can moderate the risk of stroke caused by a diet high in trans fats.
An ischemic stroke happens when there is a blockage in an artery leading to the brain.
In the USA alone 795,000 people have had such a stroke per annum. Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the USA, taking the lives of more than 137,000 Americans every year with 60 per cent of those fatalities being women.
Previous research intimates that higher risk of cardiovascular disease, a risk factor for strokes, is related to trans fat consumption. In contrast, other studies have shown no significant correlation between dietary fat intake and stroke.
In the most sizeable study of its kind, 87,025 women aged between 50 and 79, in general good health, were assessed.

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