Study links more education with lower stroke, heart attack risk

09/9/2010 | United Press International

A study in the journal Circulation linked higher education levels to a reduced risk for heart attack and stroke in high income countries. However, highly educated women in low- and middle-income countries had a slight increase in heart attacks and strokes, possibly due to higher rates of smoking. In high-income countries, almost half of the most educated women smoked compared with only 35% in the lowest education category.

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