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Stroke: Yes, this simple habit can cut off blood supply to your brain

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A stroke is a life-threatening medical illness that occurs when part of the brain’s blood supply is cut off. Haemorrhagic stroke is the second most prevalent type of stroke after ischemic stroke. This occurs when an intracranial blood artery ruptures and bleeds into and around the brain.

Poor lifestyle choices have been linked to an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

According to research, even seemingly benign decisions can increase your chance of a hemorrhagic stroke.

One study published in the journal Nutrients investigated the relationships between supper timing and the risks of mortality from stroke, coronary heart disease (CHD), and overall cardiovascular diseases (CVD).

Although there was no link between meal timing and the risk of CHD or CVD, there was one for stroke.

This study included a total of 28,625 males and 43,213 females aged 40 to 79 years old who were free of CVD and cancer at the start.

Participants were separated into three groups: the early dinner group (before 8pm), the irregular supper group (various times), and the late supper group (after 8pm).

The information was acquired through a nutritional evaluation questionnaire.

This information was then compared to each participant’s mortality data.

The irregular supper group had a higher risk of haemorrhagic stroke mortality compared to the early supper group.

There was no link between the timing of supper and the risk of death from other types of stroke, CHD, or CVD.

They “found that adopting an irregular supper timing compared with having dinner before 8:00 p.m. was associated with an increased risk of haemorrhagic stroke mortality.

“To the best of our knowledge, our study is the first to investigate the association between supper timing and the risk of cardiovascular mortality.

“In this large population-based prospective cohort study, after adjusting for CVD risk factors, irregular supper timing was associated with an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke mortality compared with early supper consumers.”

They also discovered a link between irregular supper scheduling and the risk of total stroke, haemorrhagic stroke, and overall CVD mortality in people with a body mass index (BMI) of 23 to 24.9.

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