Millennials, that segment of young people born in the 1980s, are suffering an increase in strokes, at least among the Americans.
An analysis published in Scientific American has revealed, however, significant differences between the people who suffer them, depending on the region and whether they live in rural or urban areas.
The research, which used data from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), was reviewed by five-stroke experts.
The west and midwest were found to be where increases have been seen especially worrisome of cerebrovascular accidents. Furthermore, large cities appear to have seen higher increases than rural areas.
The reasons for these trends are not entirely clear, but there could be a link to obesity, diabetes, and physical inactivity. Increased drug use could also be involved.