The Department of Health and Human Services states that “800,000 strokes occur each year in the United States – and if the number seems high to you, consider how many of us have risk factors that could lead to strokes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says: High blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking are key risk factors for stroke. About half of Americans have at least one of these three risk factors.”
Other risk factors include being overweight, being physically inactive, and drinking too much alcohol.
But people can reduce their risk by quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight, and being physically active. Further, cholesterol and blood pressure – as well as diabetes and heart disease — also raise stroke risk.
The good news is that Factor4 Weight Control® combats each of the risk factors described above as it normalizes body weight and promotes healthy lifestyles with increased satiety, improved diet, exercise, sleep, attitude, and less dependency on sugar, caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. According to Dr. Scheele the numerous benefits derived from Factor4 Weight Control® can be expected to lower adverse cardiovascular events like heart attacks and stroke.