DALLAS, Jan. 30, 2019 — The risk of pregnancy-related stroke is much higher among black women than among white women, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death and a major cause of long-term disability in the United States. Women are more likely than men to have a stroke and to die as a result, and pregnancy increases the risk. In addition, blacks are at greater risk than whites….
- Black women were at 64 percent higher risk for stroke during delivery and 66 percent higher risk for stroke during postpartum admissions than white women.
- Black and Hispanic women with pregnancy-related , such as preeclampsia, were twice as likely as white women to have a stroke during delivery.
- Postpartum stroke hospitalizations for Hispanic women did not differ from white women.
“Further research is needed to better understand if these high-risk groups would benefit from a more aggressive blood pressure control,” said Maria Daniela Zambrano, M.D., study lead author and fellow in vascular neurology at Columbia University in New York. “It is also important to carefully look at all of the modifiable risk factors that could help prevent stroke in these groups.”
Modifiable stroke risk factors include lifestyle changes, controlling high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight, diabetes and healthy eating, smoking cessation and physically activity.
“We have to identify our obstetric patients at higher risk of cerebrovascular complications and develop an individualized prenatal care plan after considering all their predisposing factors including race,” Zambrano said….
Science marches on. But still no mention of the scandalous FDA RDA for vitamin D. How much longer can they keep chronic D deficiency (and the incompetence or culpability of taxpayer funded researchers in maintaining this deficiency) a secret? This is some kind of mind control. Or maybe just ordinary wholesale corruption.
Note: earthlings evolved to live in sunshine. As such, it should not be surprising that humans have grown accustomed to rely on sunshine to procure an essential nutrient. Since humans weren’t invented by medicine and aren’t assembled in medical factories, it should not be necessary to prove (to medical “standards”) that at minimum, humans need the amount of vitamin D normally generated by a minimum exposure to sunshine. I know it’s not “scientific”, but given the preponderance of ignorance in medical science (which still hasn’t figured out that babies need their mothers http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2015/02/effects-of-early-mother-infant-separation-one-year-later/ and their blood http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2019/02/medical-research-rediscovers-harm-of-immediate-cord-clamping/ ), it seems only prudent. On the other hand, given the medical profits generated by D deficiency, I’m not surprised that it’s not a popular topic in medical research.
- Dark skinned people are more D deficient than light skinned people, due to their skin pigmentation.
- D deficiency is linked to preeclampsia: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C26&anq=preeclampsia+vitamin+d&btnG=
- which is a major cause of stroke in pregnant women: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3034989/
Thank goodness we didn’t have to wait for medicine to prove the need for food and water! I wonder if they could prove it to their vaunted standards even today.
For the record, D is involved in all kinds of metabolic pathways, from the immune system to antioxidants to cancer prevention. Yet the FDA’s RDA is still based on the prevention of rickets! Of course the immunity connection probably generates more doctor visits than any other health issue. https://www.naturalnews.com/036168_vitamin_D_flu_infections.html Just a coincidence I’m sure.
I’m a white male about 180 lb with a (medically) compromised immune system (either vaccines or water fluoridation leading to hyperthyroidism), I’m constantly exposed to avian viruses via my chickens, and since I started taking 10,000 IU a day (which is about what a shirtless caucasian would generate by spending 20 minutes in the sunshine) I hardly ever get a cold any more. When I do feel something coming on, I might boost it to 30,000 in a day, inhale some colloidal silver mist (topical antiseptic for the respiratory system) and by the next morning it’s gone. No side effects, no doctors, no prescriptions, no wiping out of my gut microbiome.
Of course I’m not a doctor. Maybe they should have a diploma for that.