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Study: Stroke Risk Triples for Women Ages 35 to 54

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Study: Stroke Risk Triples for Women Ages 35 to 54

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Study: Stroke Risk Triples for Women Ages 35 to 54

Study: Stroke Risk Triples for Women Ages 35 to 54

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A new study shows an increase in the risk of stroke for women between the ages of 35 and 54.

Using data from two earlier National Health and Nutrition Studies, Dr. Amy Towfighi, an assistant professor of neurology at USC, and her colleagues concluded that the risk of stroke has tripled for this age group.

The culprit, they believe, is weight gain.

Towfighi talks with Melissa Block.

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