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Can lack of exercise increase my risk for stroke?

Lack of physical activity appears to raise the risk of stroke, according to several studies. The cardiovascular benefits of exercise include making blood less likely to clot, controlling weight, lowering blood pressure, and increasing levels of protective high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol -- the "bad" cholesterol.

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