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Stroke

Updated 19 March 2015

Bad memory may raise stroke risk

Poor memory and problems with other mental skills may be early signs of an increased risk for stroke, a new study suggests.

Poor memory and problems with other mental skills may be early signs of an increased risk for stroke, a new study suggests.

Among those who took the memory test, participants who scored in the bottom 20% were 3.5 times more likely to suffer a stroke than those who scored in the top 20%.

Among those who took the verbal fluency test, participants who scored in the bottom 20% were 3.6 times more likely to have a stroke than those who scored in the top 20%.

 

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