Study links diabetes, obesity to increased stroke risk in young people

09/1/2011 | HealthDay News

Type 2 diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure may play a role in the increased incidence of stroke seen among teens and young adults between 1995 and 2008, a study in the Annals of Neurology suggests. The CDC researchers said a quarter of ischemic stroke patients ages 15 to 34 had diabetes, while almost one in three patients had high blood pressure and many were obese.

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