Nordic Diet Linked to Lower Stroke Risk
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Sunday, February 19, 2017 02:49 PM

News Bite:  The Nordic-style diet — which includes cabbages, rye bread, fruit such as apples and pears, root vegetables, oatmeal, and fish — may be protective against some types of stroke


Consuming a Nordic-style diet — which includes cabbages, rye bread, fruit such as apples and pears, root vegetables, oatmeal, and fish — may be protective against some types of stroke, new research suggests.

In a cohort of more than 55,000 participants those with higher Healthy Nordic Food Index scores at baseline had a significantly lower risk for total stroke during an average follow-up of 14 years compared with those with lower index scores.

Total stroke risk was 14% lower for the high-adherence group. Although a trend was also observed between Nordic diet adherence and ischemic stroke overall, it was not statistically significant. However, there was a significant inverse association for its subtype of large-artery atherosclerosis.

Although a Mediterranean-style diet includes fish, just as a Nordic diet does, it also emphasizes olive oil, legumes, and different types of fruits and vegetables. “Root vegetables” included carrots and celery, and "cabbages" included broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts, and white and red cabbage. 


Source:  http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/874276