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Study: Brain trauma may increase stroke risk

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A new study shows that a traumatic brain injury may increase the risk for a stroke, according to NBC News. A new study shows that a traumatic brain injury may increase the risk for a stroke, according to NBC News.

A new study shows that a traumatic brain injury may increase the risk for a stroke, according to NBC News.

Researchers based out of the University of Michigan looked at the records for adults who went to the hospital with some sort of trauma -- both some with head trauma and some without.

Two years after their visit, the risk for suffering a stroke was very low. However, those who had suffered a serious brain injury were more likely to have a stroke than other patients.

More research is needed to establish head trauma as a true stroke risk factor.

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