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Strokes increasing among young Americans

A new study finds that strokes are increasing dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans.

February 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A new study finds that strokes are increasing dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans.

Scientists think it may be due to the rise in obesity. Researchers analyzed Federal records and found the sharpest rise was 51 percent among men aged 15 through 34-years-old.

For women, strokes also rose among that age group, but not as sharply at just 17 percent.


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