Stroke: The cheap tasty snack that could slash your risk of condition by 20% – study

There are more than 100,000 strokes in Britain each year, 85 percent of which are ischemic.

This type of stroke is caused by a blockage in the artery which cuts off the blood supply to the brain.

Hemorrhagic strokes, on the other hand, occur when there is bleeding in the brain that damages surrounding cells, and accounts for 15 percent of stroke incidents.

Speaking of the expected rise in stroke rates in coming years, deputy director of policy and influencing at the Stroke Association, said: “The predicted rise in the burden of stroke is largely due to our ageing population, as the risk of having a stroke increases as you get older.”