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Weather could set off strokes

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There might be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans.

Cold weather, high humidity and big daily temperature swings seem to land more people in the hospital with strokes. As it got warmer, risk fell — 3 percent for every 5 degrees, the study found.

“Maybe some of these meteorological factors serve as a trigger,” said Judith Lichtman, a Yale University stroke researcher…

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