December 22, 2013

Higher Anxiety, Greater Risk

1 Anxiety Linked with Higher Stroke Risk

Anxiety levels are linked with long-term stroke risk, find researchers. The study, published in Stroke, is the first to link anxiety and stroke independent of other factors, such as depression. Specifically, researchers found that the higher your anxiety level, the greater your risk of having a stroke. Study participants in the highest third for anxiety symptoms had a 33 percent higher stroke risk compared to people with the lowest levels. Researchers also found that even modest increases in anxiety levels were associated with a greater risk for stroke. During the 22-year study period, researchers studied more than 6,000 people ages 25 to 74.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

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Tags: Long-Term Stroke Risk, Risk Factors Stroke, Anxiety Stroke Linked, Health Dangers Anxiety

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