Strokes Dramatically Increasing in Young People

Ischemic strokes in young people under age 35 are dramatically increasing according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Hospitalizations in males aged 15 to 34 increased by over 50% between 1994 and 2007, and among women by 17%. The reasons for this increase are not clear. Perhaps better detection is a part, but the role of obesity and hypertension in this age group must not be overlooked.

PositiveTip: Young people should choose a lifestyle that controls blood pressure and maintains healthy weight.