Study: Divorce may increase stroke risk in men
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- A new study suggests men from divorced families have a higher chance of suffering from a stroke than men from non-divorced families. The University of Toronto conducted the study.
Researchers found adult men have a three-times higher chance of having a stroke if their parents were divorced before they reached age 18.
Scientists say they can’t pinpoint a reason for the connection, but say it could be because of an increased hormone created by stress which could affect how boys react to stress as they get older.
The study also found that female children of divorced families did not face that increased stroke risk.
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