Stroke risk considerably higher if sibling had stroke

Study Highlights:
  • If your brother or sister had a stroke, your risk of having one may be at least 60 percent higher.
  • Your risk of stroke at age 55 or younger is almost double if your sibling had a stroke at 55 or younger.
  • Make sure to tell your doctor if any of your siblings had a stroke, and pay greater attention to the things that put you at risk for a stroke, such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high blood pressure.

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