Supersizing Stroke Risk

Thursday, February 26th, 2009
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

While stroke is largely a disease suffered by the elderly — for each decade after age 55, the risk of stroke doubles — healthcare professionals cannot discount entirely the possibility of stroke in children and young adults. In this week’s DM Update, one study shows that many young adults suffering stroke are being misdiagnosed in the ER, while another notes a correlation between the occurrence of stroke and the number of fast-food restaurants in a neighborhood.

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