Higher Levels of Iron Increase the Risk of Certain Strokes

A new study by scientists from Imperial College London finds that people with higher levels of iron are at greater risk of having a stroke, especially the kind of stroke that results from a blood clot or ohigher levels of iron increase the risk of strokether obstacle traveling from the heart.

For the study, the researchers used genetic information on over 48,000 people from public sources. With the help of technique Mendelian randomization, the researchers identified three “single-letter alterations,” or single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), in their DNA that can raise or reduce the iron status of the individual.

Lead study author Dr. Dipender Gill says: “All these findings highlight potential treatments or lifestyle interventions that may help reduce stroke risk, and that they may offer avenues for further study.”

Top 14 Vegetarian Foods Containing More Iron than Meat

If you choose to be a vegetarian, the first thing you should care about is to have the right diet plan that includes all necessary nutrients. The main concern here is iron.  According to the regulations of the US National Institute of Health, the recommended dietary allowances of iron for adults is 8-27 mg per day, with pregnant and breastfeeding women tending to the higher end.vegetarian foods

There are plenty non-meat options that contain the same amount of iron (or in some cases even more) than meat.

Here are top 14 of these vegetarian foods:
  1. Spinach.
  2. Broccoli.
  3. Lentils.
  4. Kale.
  5. Swiss chard.
  6. Bok choy.
  7. Baked potato.
  8. Sesame seed.
  9. Cashew.
  10. Soybeans.
  11. Chickpeas.
  12. Dark chocolate.
  13. Tofu.
  14. Kidney beans.

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