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Stroke Risk is Real for Women Under 50 and Women of Color

“Data has clearly illustrated that rates of obesity, inactivity, and metabolic syndrome have skyrocketed in the United States, in particular,” says Briana Costello, MD, a general and interventional cardiologist at The Texas Heart Institute. “These all increase risk for cardiovascular disease, and importantly, stroke.”

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Risk of Stroke Is Growing Among Women Under 50 and Women of Color

Stroke patients are getting younger, and the risk also varies depending on race and ethnicity.

By Ashley Welch