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Stroke

02 September 2011

Strokes rising among teens

Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say. Strokes are on the rise among teens and young people, a new government report shows.

Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say. Strokes are on the rise among teens and young people, a new government report shows.

In the same 14-year period researchers noted a rise in stroke among youth, they discovered that diabetes, cholesterol and tobacco use "have also increased in adolescents and young adults experiencing stroke," said lead researcher Dr Mary George, a medical officer in CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.

 

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