Health Conditions That Increase Stroke Risk Rise Across All Ages, Races

Health Conditions That Increase Stroke Risk Rise Across All Ages, Races
Roughly 80 percent of all first strokes arise from risks that people can influence with behavioral changes, doctors say — risks like high blood pressure, smoking and drug abuse.

Smoking, drug abuse and diabetes are all modifiable risk factors for stroke. Yet a large study of patients hospitalized for stroke suggests the number of people with these risk factors is rising.

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