by Linda Ha
Dr. Robert Brown, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, says hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, tobacco use, and obesity are factors that put people at greater risk for stroke. “We are seeing more strokes in younger people, for reasons that are not entirely clear, but it may be related to risk factors that occur in younger people that include recreational drugs that may lead to stroke as well,” said Dr. Robert Brown Jr., a neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. It’s important for everyone to recognize stroke risk factors and adopt a healthy lifestyle, according to Dr. Brown.
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Context: Robert Brown, M.D., M.P.H. is a Mayo Clinic neurologist with a subspecialty expertise in stroke and cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Brown's research interests include cerebrovascular diseases of all types, such as stroke prevention, acute ischemic stroke, intracranial aneurysms, intracranial vascular malformations, primary central nervous system vasculitis and the epidemiology of cerebrovascular disorders. You can read more about his medical research here.
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