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Study: Strokes More Common Among Younger People

10/13/2012

A new study published in the journal Neurology shows younger people are suffering more strokes.

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The study says the rate of strokes has increased in people between the ages of 20 and 55.  Dr. Jason Mackey with IU Health says one possibility is that doctors are simply picking up more strokes through newer technology.  He says the use of imaging tools like an MRI is more common now than 20 years ago.

The study also says an increase in obesity is a concern but there isn't a definitive cause for this rise in strokes among younger people.  He says if anyone thinks they or someone else is suffering a stroke, they need to call 911 immediately.

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