Sibling Had a Stroke? Your Risk Might Rise, Too

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Sibling Had a Stroke? Your Risk Might Rise, Too
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Tue, 04-17-2012 - 9:23am

Has your sibling had a stroke? Well according to recent Health Day News, that puts you at higher risk:

"One clue to your risk for a stroke may come from a look at your siblings' experience with the brain attacks, a new study says.

People whose brother or sister had a stroke were up to 64 percent more likely to suffer one, compared to folks without such family histories, Swedish researchers report." READ MORE

Karla
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Registered: 10-22-2001
Sun, 04-22-2012 - 6:57pm

In my family I lost family members to heart disease, strokes, and heart attacks.

While there are some things we cannot control there are others that we can.

I found this and thought it was very interesting.

http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/31/2/487.full

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