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Why Are Millennials Having So Many Strokes?

Real Clear Science | Jan. 23, 2023

Strokes commonly strike the old. The average age for the devastating condition — in which blood supply to a part of the brain is blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts — is around 71.4 years in men and 76.9 years in women. Millennials, however, are starting to bring those averages down.

Now ranging in age from 27 to 42, Millennials are suffering strokes at higher rates than their forebears did at the same age, reversing a 40-year decline in stroke deaths. Between 2003 and 2012, there was a 32% spike in strokes among 18- to 34-year-old women and a 15% increase for men in the same age range, according to CDC researchers. When Scientific American further parsed the data, they found that the hike was mostly centered in the West and Midwest, where stroke rates among young people rose 70% and 34%, respectively, with particularly sharp increases in urban areas. Now, about one in ten people who has a stroke in the U.S. is under the age of 45.

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2 Comments on Why Are Millennials Having So Many Strokes?

  1. Predictable light weight MSM article referencing some critical and important stats pointing to “something” which is never allowed to be considered in the analysis. Imagine a local outbreak of food poisoning being investigated where experts fail/refuse to link the sole food outlet, that all victims visited the night before their symptoms came on,as a possible source !

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