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Baby Boomers Most at Risk for Strokes

Although the overall mortality rate relating to strokes has been going down over the years, the percentage affecting Baby Boomers has soared. The incidence of stroke has gone up to 53 percent for Americans 15 to 44. The mortality rate is still on the decline because those that experience a stroke at a younger age are more likely to survive the ordeal than those at an older age, however they nearly never recover to the same quality of life. This phenomenon is being attributed to America’s obesity epidemic which causes the high blood pressure attributed to stroke victims. The good news is that more than 80% of strokes are preventable, many steps can be taken to reduce your risk. For more reading on this topic, visit this article by Vera Tweed with Newsmax Health.


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