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Stroke

10 February 2011

Stroke increase among US youth

Stroke hospitalisations in people under 45, particularly teenage boys and men under 34, rose dramatically between 1994 and 2007 but fell among older people, said a study.

Stroke hospitalisations in people under 45, particularly teenage boys and men under 34, rose dramatically between 1994 and 2007 but fell among older people, said a US study.

"We cannot link anything in particular to the trend in younger patients, but I believe the role of obesity and hypertension will prompt a big discussion. Unfortunately, right now we can't speculate on the causes." 

 

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