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Can stress increase my risk of a stroke?

Dr. Kathleen Hall
Preventive Medicine
Lawrence Brass, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Yale Medical School, found that severe stress is one of the most potent risk factors for stroke, more than high blood pressure, even 50 years after the trauma. The rate of stroke among prisoners of World War II was eight times higher than among other veterans. Dr. Brass discovered stress can cause disease years after the initial event. The stress of being a prisoner of war (POW) was so severe it changed the way the individuals responded to stress, it sensitized them.
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