Most Strokes Worldwide Caused by Modifiable Lifestyle Factors

In an analysis of risk factors that contribute to the burden of stroke in 188 countries, researchers found that lifestyle factors related to poor diet, low physical activity, and high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, unhealthy diet, and low physical activity continue to be major drivers of stroke, but air pollution has emerged as a formidable risk factor, especially in low-income and middle-income countries.