Strokes a growing problem for young adults
October 11, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Young adults are experiencing strokes at a faster rate, according to a new study published in the journal "Neurology".
People under 55 make up a greater percentage of all stroke victims.
The first stroke rate in patients aged 20 to 54 jumped from nearly 13 percent to about 18.5 percent. Researchers speculated that the upsurge in strokes is caused by an increase in risk factors including hypertension, diabetes and smoking in younger patients.
- Wind Chill Advisory in effect for city, suburbs 37 min ago
- Baby found in car seat pronounced dead 33 min ago
- Video: I-Team Thursday at 10
- ABC7 Weather Forecast 45 min ago
- Accident closes Chicago Skyway inbound lanes, 5 injured 32 min ago
- Proposed law on gun sentencing tweaked
- Pope honored as Catholics gather at Our Lady of Guadalupe 7 min ago
- 2 moms seek answers in sons' police shooting deaths 28 min ago
- Mariano's to hold 3 job fairs this week in city, suburbs 27 min ago
- Stanley Wrice, alleged police torture victim, released from...
- Man sues, alleging victimization by convicted priest 31 min ago
- Styrofoam product ban proposed in Chicago 57 min ago
- Cops: Drunk ambulance driver caused Uptown crash
- abcnews: How Tom Hanks became Walt Disney
- ABC7 Weather Forecast
45 min ago
- Wind Chill Advisory in effect for city,...
37 min ago
- Settlement reached after lottery winner's...
11 min ago
- Baby found in car seat pronounced dead
33 min ago