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Study: Black people experience strokes more frequently and at younger ages

Strokes are the leading cause of death and a major contributor to disability in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A study published in January found Black people in the United States experience strokes more frequently and at younger ages than their White counterparts. 

Researchers looked at stroke trends from more than two decades worth of data from hospitals in Ohio and Kentucky.

The study found that the rate of stroke among Black people was roughly 50% to 80% higher than the rate among White people.

The study also showed that strokes were happening at younger ages for both Black and White people, with Black people experiencing them nearly 10 years younger than White people. 

Read more: Neurology

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