IS YOUR TEENAGER IN DANGER OF A STROKE?

“Kids” and “strokes” are two words that shouldn’t go together, but it’s a growing hazard among an increasingly overweight and out-of-shape teen population. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes are now one of the top ten causes of childhood death.

Risk factors for teen stroke include:

  • High blood pressure or hypertension
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol

All these are greatly influenced by lifestyle. A balanced, healthy diet and regular physical activity, are the quickest, most cost effective ways to lower your child's stroke risk.

For more information see read
“Let’s Talk about Children and Stroke”  (.pdf)