Stroke in the Elderly: Slowly Retreating – Professor Chris Whitty

Stroke in the Elderly: Slowly Retreating – Professor Chris Whitty

Professor Chris Whitty tackles stroke and what advances have been made to combat and alleviate the condition.

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  1. OrphanPaper on December 2, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    surprised the word roughage never came up with a firm stool it being a major factor in the elevating blood pressure in short burst

  2. Francis Zerbib on December 2, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Excellent presentation about a subject we usually prefer not thinking about. Thank you

  3. beth6787 on December 2, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    A great overview of the clinical, societal and fiscal aspects of stroke. Excellent talk as always Chris.

  4. Joe Smith on December 2, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Another very good presentation by Chris Whittey, thanks. I lowered my cholesterol from high (210 mg/dl) to ideal (125 mg/dl) on a whole food-plant based diet and many people can do this (with doctor supervision of course) but it is a ‘radical’ change. Some people promote smaller changes but the big switch worked for me. Lost 50 lb and came off blood pressure medication with doctor supervision. Diet change is glossed over in these presentations and I understand why because most people will never do a massive change to lower their saturated fat and other things that damage the endothelial lining of blood vessels, which is the cause of most strokes. 3+ years now, whole food-plant based.

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