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Stroke deaths in England halved in a decade, study finds

Prevention is key, especially with rising rates of obesity, researchers say

Stroke deaths in England have halved in the past 10 years thanks to better treatment, research suggests.

The number of strokes has fallen among older people, who have been the target of medical interventions to control their blood pressure, such as prescription of statins. But those younger than 55 are having more strokes, probably as a result of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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