Flu-like illness raises risk the risk of stroke

February 1, 2019

Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the United States experience a stroke.

The risk factors include weight, smoking status, age, and family history of stroke.

However, flu and flu-like illnesses could join this list, according to research due to be presented at the International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, HI, next week.

In fact, the theory that flu or flu-like infections may raise the risk of stroke is not new.

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