Strokes are rising fast among young, middle-aged

This kind of news is very sad…

The numbers, reported Wednesday at an American Stroke Association conference, come from the first large nationwide study of stroke hospitalizations by age. Government researchers compared hospitalizations in 1994 and 1995 with ones in 2006 and 2007.

The sharpest increase — 51 percent — was among men 15 through 34. Strokes rose among women in this age group, too, but not as fast — 17 percent.

via Strokes are rising fast among young, middle-aged.

News about what causes strokes has been out there for a while, and it seems to point mostly to what you put in your body, your diet. Eating healthier can lead to a lowered chance of stroke, and heart attack.

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