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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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Association of dietary nitrate with atherosclerotic vascular disease mortality: A prospective cohort study of older adult women

Pretty much worthless since the nitrate-rich vegetables are never mentioned or the amounts needed.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Blekkenhorst LC, et al.
This article was composed with the goal to explore the relationship of nitrate consumption from vegetables with atherosclerotic vascular disease (ASVD) mortality. Nitrate consumption from vegetables was inversely connected with ASVD mortality independent of lifestyle and cardiovascular disease risk factors in this population of older adult women without prevalent ASVD or diabetes. These outcomes support the concept that nitrate–rich vegetables may decrease the risk of age–related ASVD mortality.


  • For this research, they designed a prospective cohort study.
  • A sum of 1226 Australian women aged 70–85 y without prevalent ASVD and/or diabetes were enlisted in 1998 and were studied for 15 y.
  • They evaluated demographic and ASVD risk factors at baseline (1998), and they utilized a validated food–frequency questionnaire to assess dietary consumption.
  • Nitrate consumption from vegetables was calculated by utilization of a newly developed comprehensive database.
  • The primary outcome was any death attributed to ASVD ascertained by utilizing linked data that were provided via the Western Australian Data Linkage system.
  • They utilized Cox proportional hazards modeling to inspect the relationship between nitrate consumption and ASVD mortality before and after adjustment for lifestyle and cardiovascular disease risk factors.


  • Amid a follow–up period of 15,947 person–years, 238 of 1226 (19.4%) women died of ASVD–related causes.
  • The mean ± SD vegetable nitrate consumption was 67.0 ± 29.2 mg/d.
  • Each SD higher vegetable nitrate consumption was related to a lower risk of ASVD mortality in both unadjusted [HR: 0.80 (95% CI: 0.70, 0.92), P = 0.002] and multivariable–adjusted [HR: 0.79 (95% CI: 0.68, 0.93), P = 0.004] examinations.
  • This connection was attenuated after further adjustment for diet quality [HR: 0.85 (95% CI: 0.72, 1.01), P = 0.072].
  • Higher vegetable nitrate consumption (per SD) also was related to a lower risk of all–cause mortality [Multivariable–adjusted HR: 0.87 (95% CI: 0.78, 0.97), P = 0.011].

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