(WZZM) - It looks like stroke may be affecting people at a younger age.

Researchers in Ohio found the average age of people who suffered a stroke fell from age 71 to 69 between 1993 and 2005. Also, more people under age 55 are having strokes, risk factors like diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol may play a roll.

But cutting your risk of stroke could be as simple as eating a tomato.

A new study found eating the red vegetable a few times a week could reduce your risk of stroke by up to 55%.

Tomatoes have a powerful antioxidant that's good for brain health, cooked tomatoes seem to offer more protection than raw ones.