New research shows rates of stroke to be increasing drastically for young children and young adults, but individuals over the age of 45 years old are suffering less strokes.
One belief for the increasing instances of strokes in younger individuals is the drastic growth in obesity, especially among children, throughout the world.
Risk factors for strokes include diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure.
Experts explain cardiovascular disease looks to grow at alarming rates, especially if nothing is done to combat these growing health risks among children and young adults.
Studies found stroke cases to increase more than 50 percent in men between the ages of 15 and 34 years old, and 17 percent for females in the same age group.
Another belief in the increased stroke cases is the improvement in technology to discover strokes.
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used hospital records in 41 different states to analyze data for this study.