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Stroke Rates Are Rising for Young Americans

Written By: Walter Hoerman MD - Feb• 10•11

This is scary stuff, an element of the obesity crisis that most people don;t think about. Obesity is linked to diabetes and hypertension, and these both lead to stroke.

“If we don’t control traditional risk factors — obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes — we’re going to have a wave of cardiovascular disease in 10, 15, 20 years,” says Lee Schwamm, MD, vice chairman of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.’

Stroke Rates Are Rising for Young Americans

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