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Risk and prevention

Prevention is key

Prevention starts with knowing your risk. Nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for stroke or heart disease. Almost 80% of premature stroke and heart disease can be  prevented through healthy behaviors. That means that habits like eating healthy, being active and living smoke free, have a big impact on your health.


Lifestyle risk factors

Many risk factors are within your power to control. Find out what they are. Learn the steps to lower your risk.


  • Unhealthy diet

    Unhealthy diet

  • Physical inactivity

    Physical inactivity

  • Unhealthy weight

    Unhealthy weight

  • Smoking


  • Stress


  • Excessive alcohol & drug abuse

    Excessive alcohol & drug abuse

Do you know your risk?

You can reduce your risk of stroke.

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  • Put stroke research on the fast track.

  • Fund innovative new treatments.

  • Ensure survivors have the rehab needed to regain lost skills.

Preventing stroke

Develop habits that will reduce your risk. Pick a goal  that is important to you. Tackle one step at a time.


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