Why non-traditional risk factors for stroke are key in under-55s

More strokes associated with non-traditional than traditional risk factors were seen among adults aged 18-34.
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For stroke, non-traditional risk factors such as migraines are as important as traditional risk factors among young adults, according to a US study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Dr Michelle Leppert, from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado, and colleagues examined the contributions of traditional and non-traditional risk factors in the development of strokes among 2618 young adults (aged 18-55) with index stroke events and 7827 matched stroke-free controls.