Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, December 13th, 2004
The risk of a blocked vessel stroke increases nearly twofold in young women with a history of stroke in any first-degree relative, Helen Kim, PhD, of the University of Washington and colleagues conclude in the December 2004 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The researchers also found a 2.4-fold increase in the risk of ruptured-vessel stroke among women with a family history of the vascular disease.
The women interviewed by Kim and her colleagues ranged in age...
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