'Stroke Belt' Remains Unchanged

December 27, 2013 9:49 PM

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'Stroke Belt' Remains Unchanged

Statistics show that 130,000 Americans die from stroke per year, with 1 in every 19 deaths accounting for the health issue. Unfortunately, in some states, stroke risk may be higher-and for much of the Southeast, it has and seems to continue to remain this way, according to a recent study.

Regions of the Southeast, which have also been referred to as the Stroke Belt due to their dangerously high rates of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure, seem to be steady in keeping their title.

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