Memory Issues in Highly Educated May Lead to Stroke, Study Shows

December 13, 2014 12:01 PM

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A recent study published in “Stroke” by a group of Dutch researchers shows a possible link between memory loss problems among highly educated people and increased risk of stroke later in life. The study participants who had a university education and recurrent memory issues had 39 percent more chance of having a stroke.

During the study, about 9,000 people living in Rotterdam, Netherlands, were monitored over the last two decades. Researchers organized the participants into three different group – low education, medium education and high education group. All people were healthyindividuals aged 55 and more. By 2012,...

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