Thursday, September 05, 2013

Stroke risk and smoking

Smoking: a known stroke risk. And recent research shows that women are particularly at risk for the deadliest type of stroke. Read more on how stroke risk is similar among men and women smokers worldwide:
Smoking cigarettes may cause similar stroke risks for men and women, but women smokers may be at greater risk for a more deadly and uncommon type of stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
When compared to non-smokers of the same gender, smoking increases the risk of having any type of stroke by 60 to 80 percent in women and men.

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