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A Pear a Day Keeps the Stroke Away

The month of June is dedicated to Brain Injury Awareness. One such injury is a brain attack or a stroke. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is compromised, depriving the brain of oxygen. Nerve cells in the affected area die within minutes. This means that the part of the body controlled by these cells can’t function and often these are permanent effects. On average in Canada one stroke occurs every 10 minutes. What if you could decrease your risk of a stroke by half? A study conducted in the Netherlands that followed 20,000 middle-aged men and women over 10 years found that people who ate more white fleshed fruits and veggies were 52% less likely to have a stroke compared to