20-Second Stroke-Risk Test

28 Feb

Balance on one leg for at least 20 seconds. Difficulty balancing may mean that tiny strokes or bleeds have already occurred, increasing your risk for more serious strokes.

Result finding: Among those who had two or more tiny strokes, about one-third had trouble balancing.

Source: Yasuharu Tabara, PhD, associate professor, Center for Genomic, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, and lead author of a study published in Stroke

Bottom Line Personal February 15, 2015

 

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