Published in Women's Health Weekly, December 19th, 2002
The authors based their findings on further analysis of 300 women aged 20-44, who had taken part in a larger World Health Organization Collaborative Study of Cardiovascular Disease and Steroid Hormone Contraception. Between 1990 and 1993, they compared 86 women admitted to the hospital with a first-time ischemic stroke with 214 women admitted to hospital for other illness.
Compared with the other women, the risk of ischemic stroke increased by a factor of 8 in those whose first-ever migraines were accompanied...
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