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Strokes Increasing Among Young Adults

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A younger generation of Americans are experiencing a medical mishap that usually is associated with an older generation.

The amount of people suffering from strokes has been increasing for Americans in their 50s, 40s, and even younger.

In the mid-1990's the likelihood of having a stroke between the ages of 20 to 55 was 1 in every 8 people. Now it is 1 and every 5 people.

Cardiologist Michael Denike says bad eating habits along with a lack of physical activity may be to blame for the increase.

Doctor Denike says its best to talk to your doctor to figure out what you may need to work on if you are concerned about your risk factors for a stroke.

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