Stroke Deaths Among Old People in US Falling

July 16, 2014 8:59 AM

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The study, conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers and colleagues, found that a 24 percent decline in first-time strokes in the past 20 years. The team also found a 20 percent reduction in post-stroke deaths.

Researchers said that the decline was seen in people above 65 years of age and not in the younger population. The spike in obesity rates in the past few years has led to a large number of young adults becoming obese, which has led to an increase in risk factors for stroke. Researchers said that the ...

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