Study: Stroke risk spikes for men in their mid-40s

02/27/2009 | Yahoo!

A study found that men's risk of stroke increases dramatically in their mid-40s, and the risks are similar to the risk factors seen in older patients, such as cholesterol, smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes. Researchers also said that "silent strokes" are common in this younger group of men, and the phenomenon needs to be explored.

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