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Reduce your risk of stroke

The Basics: Overview

You can help reduce your risk of stroke by making healthy lifestyle changes.

These are the most important steps you can take to lower your risk of stroke:

Keep your blood pressure in the normal range.
If you smoke, quit.
Keep your blood sugar (glucose) in the normal range.
If you have heart disease, treat it.
Keep your cholesterol (“koh-LEHS-tuh-rahl”) levels in the normal range.
Stay active and maintain a healthy weight.
Eat healthy.

Making these healthy changes can also help lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

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