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FDA, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Weight-control Information Network

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements

National Library of Medicine, PubMed

National Women's Health Information Center, Journals, Dictionaries, and Glossaries

USDA, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

USDA, Food and Nutrition Information Center

USDA, Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Citizen Information Center

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How Much Do You Know About Stroke?

Stroke is a leading cause of death and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA). The ASA reports that strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Find out more about stroke by taking this quiz, based on information from the AHA and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

1. What is another name for a stroke?
2. An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel to the brain.
3. Which of these is a symptom of stroke?
4. Which of these lifestyle factors plays the biggest role in increasing the risk for stroke in younger adults?
5. If a person has an ischemic stroke, how quickly should the person be treated to minimize long-term problems?
6. Which type of medicine is given to help prevent a stroke?
7. Which of these may be a long-term problem after a stroke?
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