STROKE RATE RISING AMONG THE YOUNG

Stroke Rate Rising among the Young

Although the overall stroke rate is dropping, the rate of stroke in younger people is increasing. About one in five stroke victims is now below the age of 55. In 1993, just 13 percent of stroke victims fell into this age group. Improved detection techniques could account for some of this shift, but rising risk factors like diabetesobesity, and high cholesterol likely also played a role. Experts say the findings highlight the importance of lowering one’s risk by living healthfully and having regular medical checkups. More… Discuss

 

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