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WHAT’S GOING AROUND: Common illnesses, more flu cases reported around Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Clinics around Columbia are seeing more new cases of common illnesses and a new study shows changing your diet could lower your risk of stroke.

Broadway Urgent Care told ABC 17 News that the clinic treated cases of the flu, pneumonia, upper respiratory infections and sinus infections. The flu cases include Influenza Type A and Type B.

MU Health Care also treated more new flu cases since Feb. 18. Doctors have treated more than 180 new cases of Influenza Type A, Type B cases have dropped off.

New research from the European Heart Journal shows fiber-rich foods could lower your risk of having a stroke. The foods include fruits and vegetables, as well as dairy products.

Researchers said eating at least 3 ounces of the foods every day could lower that risk by as much as 20%.

The same study said eating too many foods that increase your cholesterol, like eggs, could increase your chance of a stroke.

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ABC 17 News Team

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