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[Comment] Stroke is largely preventable across the globe: where to next?

Despite the ever-increasing disease burden of stroke in the world,1 accurate data on stroke risk factors are still scarce. In the first phase of the INTERSTROKE study,2 more than 90% of strokes (ischaemic stroke and intracerebral haemorrhage) were attributed to just ten risk factors. However, the study was restricted to developing countries only, and was not powered to explore age, sex, ethnicity, and regional variations in the effect of risk factors or pathological type of stroke, such as ischaemic stroke and intracerebral haemorrhage.