Chinese People at Higher Risk of Stroke
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – People with Chinese heritage may have a higher risk of stroke than Caucasians, finds new research led by Chung-Fen Tsai, M.D., from the University of Edinburgh. The risk of stroke is particularly high for Chinese individuals between the ages of 45 and 74.
The study examined past research between 1990 and present including more than 400,000 Chinese, close to two million Caucasians, and over 8,000 strokes. After comparing the two groups, researchers found there to be a range of 205 to 584 strokes per 100,000 Chinese people while the range for Caucasians was only 170 to 335.
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SOURCE: Neurology, July 2013
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