Although stroke is a preventable disease, it is increasing globally. Only few risk factors are responsible for much of the leading noncommunicable diseases, yet those remain poorly controlled, despite being the most affordable way of promoting health and preventing disease . Lifestyle modification including cessation of smoking, making aerobic physical activity a routine, certain changes in diet, and aggressive management of risk factors are all part of stroke prevention strategies .
Khatri, Ismail A.; Farooq, Saad; and Khatri, Muneeza A.
"Preventing stroke at door step– need for a paradigm shift in delivery of preventive healthcare,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 11
, Article 1.
Available at: http://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol11/iss2/1