Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage

February 12, 2015 2:00 PM

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THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who aren't well-hydrated when they have a stroke are about four times more likely to have a worse outcome than people who've had more fluids, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that stroke effects worsened or stayed the same in 42 percent of dehydrated patients after hospitalization for their stroke, compared to 17 percent of hydrated patients.

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