Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows

Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows

Seniors in America are suffering fewer strokes, regardless of their race or sex, a new long-term study reveals.

“We found that stroke incidence [among those 65 and older] has been declining for the last 20 years,” said senior study author Dr. Josef Coresh, a professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore.

“Our study found that the decrease is happening in whites and blacks, which is very important because blacks are at an elevated risk of stroke,” he added.

However, people younger than 65 continued to suffer strokes at about the same rate, although the researchers found that more of these younger patients survived their stroke.

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