Spending teen years in "stroke belt" may raise future stroke risk

04/24/2013 | DailyRx.com · PhysiciansBriefing.com

Individuals who resided in the “stroke belt” of the southeastern U.S. during their teenage years had a 17% higher risk of suffering a stroke later in life than those who lived in other areas, a study in Neurology showed. “This study suggests that strategies to prevent stroke need to start early in life,” lead researcher Dr. Virginia Howard said.

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