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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:49 PM

Southern food, sugary drinks may increase risk of stroke

Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. People whose diets are heavy on them and sugary drinks like sweet tea and soda were more likely to suffer a stroke, a new study finds.

It's the first big look at diet and strokes, and researchers say it might help explain why blacks in the Southeast the nation's "stroke belt" suffer more of them.

Blacks were five times more likely than whites to have the Southern dietary pattern linked with the highest stroke risk. And blacks and whites who live in the South were more likely to eat this way than people in other parts of the country were. Diet might explain as much as two-thirds of the excess stroke risk seen in blacks versus whites, researchers concluded.

"We're talking about fried foods, french fries, hamburgers, processed meats, hot dogs," bacon, ham, liver, gizzards and sugary drinks, said the study's leader, Suzanne Judd of the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/southern-diet-fried-foods-may-raise-stroke-risk

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:51 PM

1. I stopped eating that stuff decades ago, and I don't have Type 2 Diabetes and have never...

 

...had a stroke.

My digestion works better because of those choices too.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:59 PM

2. No, it is weed that does that now. Hadn't you heard?

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