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Controlling these risky conditions could help survivors avoid another stroke

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Stroke survivors who improve their blood pressure, cholesterol and activity levels – help decrease their odds of having another stroke.

That’s according to a new joint statement from the American Heart and American Stroke Associations.

Research has shown that treating high blood pressure is the most important way to prevent recurrent stroke – because 70% of victims also have hypertension.

However, cholesterol lowering therapy and three to four days a week of moderate activity are also effective methods to decrease the risk of another stroke.

Take the stroke quiz here.