Research conducted by Aberdeen academics has found that eating a certain diet could lower stroke risk for women.
Researchers from Aberdeen, East Anglia and Cambridge Universities published the results of a study which proved the benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet.
The study, which involved more than 23,000 people, showed that eating a diet high in fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts and beans – and low in meat and dairy – can protect women over 40 against the risk of a stroke.
Professor Phyo Myint of Aberdeen University said: “Our findings provide clinicians and the public with information regarding the potential benefit of eating a Mediterranean-style diet for stroke prevention, regardless of cardiovascular risk.”
The report was published in the American Heart Association’s journal, Stroke.