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Stroke Turning Out to be a Big Risk Among Younger Patients

by Savitha C Muppala on October 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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 Stroke Turning Out to be a Big Risk Among Younger Patients

A recent insight has revealed the risk of stroke among the younger which is increasing at an alarming rate, putting them at a big risk of disability during their lifetime.

The study has revealed that strokes are occurring at a faster rate among the younger lot with people below the age of 55 making up a greater percentage of all strokes.

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The increase is an alarming trend because strokes in younger people translate to "greater lifetime disability," says lead author Brett Kissela, a physician at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in Ohio and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

Obesity and diabetes may have increased the risk of stroke among the younger lot.



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