Stroke Rates Decreasing Among Men, Steady in Women

 

Although stroke incidence rates are dropping overall, new findings suggest that those decreases are only seen in men. In a new study published in Neurology (published online August 9), investigators tracked all incident strokes among a population of 1.3 million at four specific periods in time: 1993-1994, 1999, 2005, and 2010. They found that rates of stroke incidence decreased over time in men but not in women. Additionally, rates were similar between women and men by 2010. The authors suggested more research to better understand the more pronounced decrease of stroke in men.

 

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