Strokes in U.S. drop two-fold

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bloomberg: The rate of first-time strokes in the United States dropped 24% in the past two decades; accompanying deaths fell 20% per decade.

Still, nearly 800,000 Americans have a stroke yearly and 130,000 die, making it the fourth-leading cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With obesity and diabetes on the rise, the concern is the declines won’t continue, doctors said.

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