Study: Having more kids may boost stroke risk

June 23, 2010

It suggests women who have given birth to several children may have a faster rate of plaque build up in the neck arteries than those with fewer or no children.

The findings suggest there may be something about pregnancy itself that contributes to a thickening of the arteries.

However, scientists say, more work needs to be done before a women's pregnancy history can be considered a factor in the risk of stroke or heart disease.

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