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A quarter of people around the world risk stroke after 25 years of age reveals the study

A quarter of people around the world are at risk of stroke after 25 years of age. A new study has found. There was almost a fivefold difference between the least-risk regions – sub-Saharan Africa – and those with the highest risk in eastern Asia and central and eastern Europe. Researchers found that global risk increased from about 23% in 1990 to about 25% in 2016 The United States fell in the middle of packing with about 19 percent risk of stroke among both sexes. But in China, strokesis after the age of 25 jumped to almost 40 percent – the highest among all investigated countries. The team, from the University of Washington in Seattle, says the results are evidence that doctors need to discuss how to prevent stroke earlier in their patients lives than previously thought. A new study showed that East Asia – namely China – was the region with the highest risk of stroke after 25 years of age and sub-Saharan Africa was the lowest. Our results are amazing, says Dr. Gregory Roth, a deputy professor of health sciences at the University of Washington. "It is imperative that doctors warn their patients to prevent stroke and other vascular diseases at earlier points in patient life." For the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the team used data from Global Burden of Disease Study – what measures mortality due to illnesses, injuries and risk factors. The authors focused on the first time stroke that was…

A quarter of people around the world are at risk of stroke after 25 years of age. A new study has found.

There was almost a fivefold difference between the least-risk regions – sub-Saharan Africa – and those with the highest risk in eastern Asia and central and eastern Europe.

Researchers found that global risk increased from about 23% in 1990 to about 25% in 2016

The United States fell in the middle of packing with about 19 percent risk of stroke among both sexes.

But in China, strokesis after the age of 25 jumped to almost 40 percent – the highest among all investigated countries.

The team, from the University of Washington in Seattle, says the results are evidence that doctors need to discuss how to prevent stroke earlier in their patients lives than previously thought.

A new study showed that East Asia – namely China – was the region with the highest risk of stroke after 25 years of age and sub-Saharan Africa was the lowest.

Our results are amazing, says Dr. Gregory Roth, a deputy professor of health sciences at the University of Washington.

“It is imperative that doctors warn their patients to prevent stroke and other vascular diseases at earlier points in patient life.”

For the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the team used data from Global Burden of Disease Study – what measures mortality due to illnesses, injuries and risk factors.

The authors focused on the first time stroke that was either ischemic – occurred when a blood vessel leading to the brain becomes blocked – or hemorrhagic, a stroke that occurs when a weakened blood vessel burst.

Data was studied from 195 countries and territories between 1990 and 2016.

Previous studies used the age of 45 as the onset of stroke, but it was the first study that lowered the age to 25 years.

The results showed that the global risk from age 25 years increased from about 23 percent in 1990 to about 25 percent in 2016.

Stroke risks varied considerably between geographical locations.

Three regions s had the highest lifetime risk: East Asia at 38.8 percent, Central Europe at 31.7 percent and Eastern Europe at 31.6 percent.

China was found to have the greatest overall risk, followed by countries that all fall in Eastern Europe: Latvia, Romania, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

TOP 10 COUNTRIES WITH LIFESTYLE RISK

1. China: 39.3%

2. Latvia: 37.0%

3. Romania: 36.2%

4. Montenegro: 36.0%

5. Bosnia and Herzegovina: 35.7%

6. Macedonia: 35.2%

7. Serbia: 33.8%

8. Bulgaria: 33.4%

9. Albania: 33.4%

10. Croatia: 33.0%

The USA fell among the mid 195 countries analyzed at a risk of 19 percent for stroke after 25 years of age among both sexes.

The only countries with risk rates below 11 percent were in sub-Saharan Africa: Central African Republic, Lesotho, Somalia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

On average, the risk rate of was estimated at 11.8 percent.

“The lower risk of longevity in sub-Saharan Africa does not necessarily represent a lower rate of stroke or more effective prevention and treatment strategies,” says senior writer Dr Roth.

“On the contrary, people only have a higher risk of dying of another thing first.”

There was no significant difference between the risk for men and women.

China was the highest risk for men of almost 41 percent and Latvia had the greatest risk for women of almost 42 percent.

Dr Roth says that the results are evidence that doctors have to start discussing with their patients. Lifestyle changes to lower risk of stroke, including healthy eating, regular exercise and avoiding smoking and drinking.

He also encourages healthcare professionals and policy makers to advocate to lower the cost of drugs that control cholesterol and high blood pressure.

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