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People who had a myocardial infarct in 1998 were just as likely to have a stroke, especially in the following month, as those who had their heart attack a decade earlier. This is the finding of a community based cohort study of residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, which used medical records of the Rochester Epidemiology Project to ascertain the diagnosis. According to the authors, improvement in the management of myocardial infarction seems to have had little effect on risk of stroke.
In a prospective study of 1740 people over 65 years of age and without cognitive impairment, researchers in Washington found that the incidence of dementia was 13 per 1000 person-years for those who exercised three or more times per week compared with 20 per 1000 person-years for those who exercised less. Interestingly, the researchers used a high threshold for eligibility …
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