Memory complaints link to stroke risk for the highly educated

December 12, 2014 9:05 AM

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The study, published in Stroke, followed a cohort of participants who had completed questionnaires and undergone mental examination, looking for signs of incident stroke.

"Studies have shown how stroke causes memory complaints," says co-author Dr. Arfan Ikram of Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. "Given the shared underlying vascular pathology, we posed the reverse question: 'Do memory complaints indicate an increased risk of strokes?'"

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