Ageing Well National Science Challenge is delighted to celebrate the first of many Valerypublications expected from our research projects.

Professor Valery Feigin and his team’s work on stroke prevention has been published in the prestigious journal Lancet Neurology.

The research investigated data from 188 countries as part of a systematic review of the global burden of stroke and risk factors for the period 1990-2013.

The paper suggests that more than 90% of the stroke burden is attributable to modifiable risk factors and that controlling of behavioural and metabolic risk factors could avert more than three-quarters of the global stroke burden.

This research provides a valuable basis to explore effective approaches to reduce the impact of stroke in New Zealand.

Ageing Well congratulates Valery and his team.

Read the paper in Lancet:

Global burden of stroke and risk factors in 188 countries, during 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013

Valery Feigin is a member of our Science Leadership Team, read more about our leading researchers:

Science Leadership team