The stroke rate has more than doubled in Generation X’ers over the past 20 years, new study reports. Obesity and diabetes likely cause of a reversal in a downward trend in stroke occurrence. Older baby boomers–those born between 1945 and 1954–can proudly boast a new label: the “stroke-healthiest generation,” according to a Rutgers study that found the lowest incidence of ischemic stroke in this age group within the past 20 years. In contrast, the rate of stroke more than doubled among Generation X, people born between 1965 and 1974, during the same time period.
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