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.
My back ground story is here:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Chocolate consumption and risk of stroke among men and women: A large population-based, prospective cohort study

Was this earlier research not good enough to write up protocols? Do they even know about this earlier research? Still no protocols so you have idea of kinds, amounts or frequency.  Hire your own researchers, no one else is going to do a damn thing.

Flavanol-rich chocolate acutely improves arterial function and working memory performance counteracting the effects of sleep deprivation in healthy individuals June 2016

Cocoa Flavanols: Scientifically proven health benefits  Feb. 2016


Boosting Cocoa's Dementia-Fighting Benefits  Oct. 2015 


2 Cups of Hot Cocoa-a-Day Keeps the Neurologist Away  June 2015 


Sweet dreams: eating chocolate prevents heart disease  June 2015


 Cocoa flavanol consumption improves cognitive function, blood pressure control, and metabolic profile in elderly subjects: the Cocoa, Cognition, and Aging (CoCoA) Study—a randomized controlled trial  Jan. 2015 


Blueberries, Avocados and Cocoa Beans May Keep Cardiologists at Bay  Jan. 2015


This Common Beverage Reversed Normal Age-Related Memory Loss in Three Months - Cocoa  Oct. 2014 


Cocoa Extract May Counter Specific Mechanisms of Alzheimer’s Disease  June 2014 


Could Hot Cocoa Improve Brainpower in Seniors?  Aug. 2013


Chocolate-loving countries produce more Nobel laureates  Oct. 2012


Eating small bar of chocolate cuts risks of stroke in men  Sept. 2012


Hot Cocoa May Boost Seniors' Brain Power  Aug. 2012


Dark Chocolate: Sweet Prevention for CV Events  June 2012 


The latest here:

Chocolate consumption and risk of stroke among men and women: A large population-based, prospective cohort study

Atherosclerosis, 03/06/2017
Dong JY, et al. – Here, the clinicians intend to inquire the prospective correlations between chocolate consumption and risk of stroke among men and women in a large population–based cohort. The outcomes illustrated a significant inverse correlation between chocolate consumption and risk of developing stroke in women. Nevertheless, residual confounding could not be excluded as an alternative explanation for the findings.


  • A total of 38,182 men and 46,415 women aged 44–76 years, and free of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer at baseline in 1995 and 1998, were followed up until the end of 2009 and 2010, respectively.
  • They observed data on chocolate consumption for each participant using a self-administrated food frequency questionnaire that included 138 food and beverage items.
  • They applied cox proportional hazards regression models to evaluate hazard ratios (HRs) of stroke in relation to chocolate consumption.


  • They distinguished 3558 incident strokes cases (2146 cerebral infarctions and 1396 hemorrhagic strokes) during a median follow-up of 12.9 years,.
  • They demonstrated that after adjustment for age, body mass index, life styles, dietary intakes, and other risk factors, chocolate consumption was correlated with a significant lower risk of stroke in women (HR = 0.84; 95% CI, 0.71–0.99).
  • Nevertheless, it was considered that the correlation in men was not significant (HR = 0.94; 95% CI, 0.80–1.10).
  • Lastly, the correlation did not vary by stroke subtypes in either men or women.
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