Stressed Seniors Ripe for Fatal Strokes

A recent study involving Chicago seniors shows that depression, stress, and a negative outlook on life may predict the risk of dying from a hemorrhagic stroke, but not an ischemic stroke. The most distressed seniors were 2.97 fold (P < 0.0001) more likely to die from a stroke compared to the least distressed after almost 7 years of follow-up. This association persisted after adjusting for other stroke factors. More research is needed to understand the mechanisms of these findings.

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