People who suffer a stroke before their 50th birthday are more likely to die in the 20 years following than those who haven't had a stroke.
This is according to a study conducted at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in The Netherlands, which assessed 959 people aged between 18 and that suffered three types of strokes.
It found that those who'd had an ischaemic stroke were 26.8 per cent more likely to die within 20 years, people who had suffered a transient ischaemic attack were 24.9 per cent more likely and mortality rates for people who had an intracerebral haemorrhage were 13.7 per cent greater.
The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
According to University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey, stroke is the second biggest cause of death worldwide, accounting for 4.4 million of 50.5 million deaths each year.
Some 28 per cent of people who suffer strokes are aged under 65.
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