Southern food may cause a 30 percent increased risk of stroke.

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“People who ate Southern food had a 30 percent increased risk of stroke,” Judd explained. “This was common whether they were black, white, male or female, and it did not matter where they lived, in the South or not.”Suzanne Judd, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB Department of Biostatistics, recently presented her findings on a possible linkage between eating Southern-style foods and a higher risk of stroke at the American Stroke Association 2013 International Stroke Conference. Judd described Southern-style eating as a fairly high fat diet, including a lot of fried foods, processed meats, foods with a high sodium content, and sweet tea, consumed up to six days per week.

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