Neurologist Talks About Stroke Risk & Southern-Style Food

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(KPLR) – Southern-style foods are tasty but can be dangerous to your health if you overindulge.

Dr. Amer Alshekhlee, neurologist and neuro-interventionist with SSM Neurosciences Institute at DePaul Health Center, spoke with Christine Buck about food choices.

You are what you eat, and if you eat fried foods like chicken and drink sweet tea, you put yourself at risk for a stroke.

People who consumed this type of diet had a 30 percent increased risk of stroke.

For example, the amount of sugar in sweet tea or soda is the equivalent of 20 sugar cubes.