Chicken-fried steak. Deep-fried gizzards. Candy-sweet tea.
Consider these delicacies, and it's easy to see how the Deep South garnered its unfortunate distinction as the "Stroke Belt."
Now, researchers have drawn the strongest link yet between these kinds of foods and risk of stroke.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers found that people who regularly ate foods traditionally found in the southern diet had a whopping 41 percent increased risk of stroke -- and in African-Americans,...Full Story