Study ties weather to stroke rates; risk may rise with high humidity, cold, temperature swings

  • Article by: MARILYNN MARCHIONE , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 12, 2014 - 11:00 AM

There may be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans.

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englup01Feb. 12, 1411:50 AM

Interesting study but I am not sure how "global climate change" would have anything to do with this. The stress is caused by sudden large local changes in temperature. The recent "polar vortex" would This has nothing to do with gradual global temperature trends.

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gemie1Feb. 12, 14 1:23 PM

I am surprised that it is "sudden" climate change and not the unrelenting cold for four months or extreme heat in summer for six weeks. Either extreme sees people feeling more lethargic and experiencing more aches and pains. When people leave the extreme cold mid winter and go off to a hot and humid vacation spot, they come back refreshed. I do not know if I agree here with this article and I am not sure how much age accounts for this theory, but if I was to end up having a stroke, let it happen on a Hawaiian island near a good hospital during the Minnesota winter months.

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