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Strokes in Younger People on the Rise

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke.

That’s despite the fact fewer people are dying from strokes in the U.S. and in other developed countries.

In fact, in 2013 strokes dropped from the fourth to the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. However, some studies suggest an exception to this trend.

Strokes in younger people may actually be on the rise, even though only about 10 percent of strokes occur in people between the ages of 18 and 50.