Southerners Unhealthy Diet Style Increase Risk of Stroke

Western diet style has been shown to increase the risk of health problems such as obesity and heart disease. There's another diet you need to avoid, namely Southern diet that are known to increase the risk of stroke.

People who adopt Western diets typically eat more junk food, soda, and other fatty foods. While Southerners style meals, such as African Americans called the Southern diet eat more meat and offal served with sauce.

A study conducted previously have shown that people who live in Africa or South America are more likely to have a stroke by 20 percent compared to North America. This occurs due to differences in diet styles in both regions.

According to recent research conducted by scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and presented at the annual conference of the International Stroke Conference February 7 yesterday, someone who routinely adopt the style of the Southern diet are at higher risk for stroke.

Researchers analyzed the dietary habits of 20,000 adults over the age of 45 years through the research that has been conducted since 2003 to 2007. Study participants also participated in a physical examination and blood tests every 6 month intervals for 5 years.

The study found that people who eat Southern-style diet about six times a week had a 41 percent increased risk of stroke compared to people who eat these foods once a month.

"Consumption of a diet of Southern-style food such as fried foods, offal, meat cache and can even increase the risks of stroke by 30 percent even though you do not smoke and are not obese," says Suzanne Judd, PhD, lead author of the study, as reported by everydayhealth, Sunday (10 / 2/2013).

However, not all Southerners style diet is bad, because all of it is dependent on the selection of food. There is a Southern-style food with a good diet for health like green cabbage grow in America. Other foods such as fruits, vegetables, and protein sources like skinless chicken and fish can actually reduce the risk of stroke by 20 percent.