Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of long-term disability. Physical fitness in middle age may lower your risk of stroke after 65, a new study finds. “It is becoming increasingly clear that healthy mid-life behaviors pay off as we age, and lower our risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke,” said Dr. Ralph Sacco, chairman of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He was not involved in the study. Among nearly...

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