By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Every forty seconds an American woman has a stroke. Now a study of over 32,000 women has been released that takes a look at what can be done to possibly prevent this from happening.READ MORE: Sesame Place Announces Changes To Diversity Programs After Recent High-Profile Racial Incidents
Naturally, the precautions must be started years before the stroke and continued for years. But the take home message is that it is not too difficult, at least not to difficult to understand.READ MORE: 1 Dead, Multiple People Injured In Crash Involving Bus On New Jersey Turnpike
Here are the steps: first, eat a healthy diet, don’t smoke, drink moderate amounts of alcohol, exercise and keep your weight down to acceptable levels for your age and height.MORE NEWS: Local Red Cross Volunteers Helping Kentucky Flood Victims
Women who lived their life focused on these five areas reduced their risk of stroke by fifty percent.