Dukan Diet News: Low Fat Dairy Reduces Stroke Risk
The Dukan Diet doesn’t just help you lose weight it also helps teach you good eating habits that you can use for the rest of your life.
If you like dairy foods it is very probable that you’ve been eating quite large amounts of low fat dairy. What you may not know is that a new study published on 19 April 2012 in Stroke the journal of the American Heart Association shows that eating low dairy isn’t just helping you to lose weight on the Dukan Diet it is also helping to reduce your chances of suffering a stroke.
The study explains that high blood pressure is factor which increase your chances of having a stroke and a third of all American aged 18 and above have hypertension but more worryingly only half of these people have their high blood pressure under control.
A diet rich in low fat dairy foods is recommended to prevent and control high blood pressure. It is one of the foods recommended in the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet.
Dairy consumption has also been shown to reduce metabolic syndrome, a combination of medical disorders which when they occur together increase the chances of diabetes or cardiovascular disease developing.
Before this study there had only been one other study looking at the correlation of the eating of low fat dairy products and the risk of stroke. The researchers decided to study the relationship of the levels of dairy eaten, the amounts of low fat dairy eaten and the amounts of full fat dairy eaten to the chances of suffering a stroke. They studied almost 75,000 Swedish women and men and found that the risks of suffering a stroke decreased as the consumption of low fat dairy foods increased.
It is a little bit off topic but I thought I’d end this post with a reminder about the FAST test and how this helps you to recognise a stroke.
F is for facial weakness. Can the person smile or has one side of their face dropped?
A is for Arm weakness: Can the person raise both arms?
S is for SPEECH problems: Can the person speak clearly and can they understand what you say?
T is TIME: If the person has these symptoms it is time to call the Emergency Services.
A FAST response to a stroke can save that person’s life or prevent them suffering from long term disabilities.