Low education, smoking, high blood pressure may lead to increased stroke risk

14 agosto 2014

Poorly educated adults who smoke face a higher risk of stroke than smokers with a higher education. The combination of smoking and high blood pressure increased stroke risk the most, confirming earlier findings in numerous studies. «Universal interventions such as legislation or taxation could also have a strong effect on stroke in the most disadvantaged,» the lead author said. «We need to challenge disparities in unhealthy behaviors, particularly smoking.»