Reducing your risk of stroke: information for South Asian people

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

September 2017
Resource type

People of South Asian origins may have a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK, due to health conditions such as diabetes, and having higher levels of 'bad' cholesterol.

This guide looks at the main risk factors for stroke and how they affect people from South Asian countries such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. It also gives ideas for easy ways that everyone can lower their stroke risk and lists some other sources of advice and information that you might find useful. 

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email to request a braille copy 

Document date

Next review due
September 2020