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Stroke

03 November 2011

Depression tied to higher stroke risk

Combining the results of 17 studies on depression and stroke, researchers found that people who had depression were about a third more likely to suffer a stroke.

Combining the results of 17 studies on depression and stroke, researchers found that people who had depression at some point in their lives were about a third more likely to suffer a stroke than those who haven't been depressed.

A previous study by Glymour and her colleagues was included in the latest research, led by Dr Li-Qiang Qin at Soochow University in China.

Data from 17 studies

 

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