Medical Xpress: Marijuana, cocaine may play role in young americans’ rising stroke rate

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

The vast majority of strokes occur in people over 65, but the number of younger adults having strokes is rising. New research suggests growth in illegal drug use could be playing a role. Past research has shown higher cardiovascular death rates for young adults who used cocaine or marijuana. But the new study, presented next week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, investigates trends in illegal drug use among 18- to 54-year-olds who had a stroke. (February 4, 2019)

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