U.S. Stroke Rates Decline, But Diabetes Rates Increase

July 16, 2014 3:03 PM

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A new study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that for the first time in over 20 years, there has been a 24 percent decline in first-time strokes. Overall, they also noted a 20 percent reduction in post-stroke deaths. Unfortunately, along with the decrease of this health issue, there has also been a spike in obesity and type 2 diabetes, particularly among younger populations throughout the United States.

Though stroke remains the fourth-leading killer in the United States, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the new report illustrates a decrease in deaths for strokes themselves that extends to blacks and whites, men and women.

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