Regularly drinking too much alcohol raises your risk of a stroke, so it's important that you don't regularly drink more than the recommended limit. This guide explains the link between alcohol and stroke and offers some useful tips for cutting down.
Regularly drinking large amounts of alcohol greatly increases your risk of stroke. But there are tools that can help you track how much you're drinking and cut down if you need to, and support with reducing your drinking.
We are a proud partner in the National Prevention Research Initiative (NPRI), a partnership of 16 health research funders including government departments, research councils and medical charities. Launched today, a new report sheds light on the NPRI's fresh approach to preventing ill health.
Winter is full of festive treats. But what we eat and drink has a big impact on our risk of stroke and secondary stroke. In your winter Stroke News we demystify the advice - from what five-a-day looks like to getting to grips with alcohol units and understanding food labels so we can make healthier choices while really enjoying ourselves this winter.
Published in the medical journal, The Lancet, a new study suggests that, when combined, ten potentially modifiable risk factors account for 90% of strokes worldwide. The study was co-funded by the Stroke Association.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information about reducing the risk of stroke.
A stroke can happen to anyone. But many of the things we do in everyday life such as smoking, drinking alcohol or being physically inactive, along with health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, or being overweight, can increase your stroke risk.
Smoking, drinking alcohol, being physically inactive and sitting for long periods, can contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes, and being an unhealthy weight, all of which increase your risk of stroke. You can start to reduce your risk of stroke by making small changes to your lifestyle this Stroke Prevention Day.
This research project will work with stroke survivors and their families. In year one, we will design a healthy living programme for stroke survivors and their families. The programme will provide information, education and support. It will help people to learn how to manage their own lifestyle risk factors.
Many strokes can be prevented. Although you cannot change some of the things that increase your risk of stroke, like your age, there are others that you can change.