Stroke is no longer a disease of the old. A new study shows that stroke is becoming more common in younger people.Fat people.
This finding, say researchers, has "great public health significance because strokes in younger patients carry the potential for greater lifetime burden of disability and because some potential contributors identified for this trend are modifiable."
"With the epidemic of diabetes and obesity, clearly risk factors are happening at younger ages," Brett M. Kissela, MD, from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio told Medscape Medical News.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Posted by Michael Applebaum, MD, JD, FCLM at 11/13/2012 05:04:00 AM