Photographed inside Muntilan Hospital, in the Magelang District of Indonesia, on April 11th, 2012, this image depicts Indonesian Field Epidemiology Training Program (IFETP) resident, Lalu Hendi Hutomo, in the process of interviewing a stroke patient who was lying in her bed, while a family member was standing on the far left, in order to determine the risk factors associated with this patients cerebrovascular problems. The interview findings would then be used in order to determine the association between a high-fiber diet, and a reduction in stroke prevalence. As it turned out, it was found that there was a direct positive correlation between one’s intake of dietary fiber, and the possibility of avoiding a debilitating stroke.
“You can help prevent stroke by making healthy lifestyle choices. A healthy lifestyle includes the following:
- Eating a healthy diet
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Getting enough exercise
- Not smoking
- Limiting alcohol use
Choosing healthy meal and snack options can help you avoid stroke and its complications. Be sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Eating foods low in saturated fats, trans fat, and cholesterol and high in fiber can help prevent high cholesterol. Limiting salt (sodium) in your diet also can lower your blood pressure.”
For more on the subject of nutrition, or the FETP, see the links below.