Cognitive decline may be able to predict stroke ’10 years’ beforehand

Furthermore, the researchers also suggest that women, who carry so-called APOE gene that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and those with fewer academic qualifications seem to be at the greatest risk.

These findings indicate that there might be tell-tale signs for those at a high risk of stroke many years beforehand.

“Our findings demonstrated that future stroke patients start to deviate from stroke-free controls up to 10 years before the acute event, suggesting that individuals with cognitive and functional decline are at a higher risk of stroke and are possible candidates for prevention trials,” the researchers penned.

However, this is merely an observational study that can’t establish a cause, prompting for more research looking at this link.

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