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Anxiety Can Lead To Strokes

Anxiety Can Lead To Strokes

New research says anxiety can cause strokes.

Stress and depression have been known to be risk factors in stroke, but the first-ever study to take a look at anxiety's influence alone shows just how much a risk anxiety is.

Psychiatric researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine say people with the highest levels of anxiety had a 33 percent greater chance of having a stroke in the future than those with the least levels.

Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in America. The CDC says almost 800,000 people in the U.S. have strokes each year, and 130,000 die from it.

--Rob Archer

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