Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Comparison between Mediterranean and Vegetarian diets for cardiovascular prevention: The cardiveg study

So ask your doctor which one is better for stroke prevention AND recovery. Then ask specifically what those diets consist of. Not this general crap of vegetables and olive oil. Types and how much, a diet protocol.

Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases, 01/09/2017
Pagliai G, et al. – The present study sought to compare the impacts of Mediterranean and Vegetarian diets on several anthropometric and circulating cardiovascular biomarkers. Results of this study suggested that both Mediterranean and Vegetarian dietary patterns appear to be equally effective in diminishing anthropometric parameters among clinically healthy subjects, but Vegetarian diet determined a significant reduction of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and insulin levels, while Mediterranean diet determined a significant reduction of triglycerides.


  • For the purpose of this study, 88 clinically healthy subjects (68 F; 20 M; mean age: 50.7 ± 12.9) were randomly allocated to Mediterranean (Med) or Vegetarian (Veg) isocaloric diets lasting 3 months each, and then crossed over.
  • After that, adherence to the specific dietary intervention was established through questionnaires and 24–h dietary recall.
  • Finally, anthropometric measurements, body composition and blood sampling were obtained from each member toward the start and toward the finish of each intervention phase.


  • At the end of the 3–months intervention phase, Med and Veg both determined a significant (p<0.05) decrease of total body weight, fat mass and BMI, without any significant difference between the 2 diets [body weight: –2.0 kg (–2.5%) vs. –2.4 kg (–3.0%)], [fat mass: –1.8 kg (–6.1%) vs. –1.6 kg (–5.6%)] [BMI: –0.7 kg/m2 (–2.4%) vs. –0.8 kg/m2 (–2.8%)], for Med and Veg, respectively.
  • With regard to circulating biomarkers, Veg determined a significant (p<0.05) diminish for total cholesterol [–6.0 mg/dL (–2.9%)], LDL cholesterol [–6.5 mg/dl (–5.1%)] and insulin levels [–0.7 mU/L (–6.9%)], while Med determined a significant decrease of triglycerides [–11 mg/dL (–8.9%)].
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