July 19, 2014

EVEN THOUGH AMERICANS HAVE BEEN GETTING FATTER OVER THE SAME PERIOD: Stroke Rates Are Declining. “Researchers followed 14,357 people, ages 45 to 64 at the start of the study, from 1987 to 2011. After accounting for coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, statin use and other factors, they found that the incidence of stroke decreased by about 50 percent over the period of the study, and stroke deaths by about 40 percent.”