Study: Smoking linked to stroke risk; women face special concerns

08/23/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Risk of ischemic stroke is 50% higher among men and women who smoke, a study reported in the journal Stroke found. However, female smokers were 17% more likely than their male counterparts to suffer hemorrhagic stroke. Men and women who smoke can cut their risk of stroke by quitting, the researchers noted.

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