Strokes on the rise among young people

September 1, 2011

In the same period, researchers noted a rise in stroke among youth. They discovered that diabetes, cholesterol and tobacco use had also increased in adolescents and young adults experiencing stroke.

High blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and high cholesterol are all risk factors for stroke.

Authors say people starting from a young age should be encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle.

The report is published in the Annals of Neurology.

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