Study: Weather could affect stroke risk

Posted at: 02/12/2014 4:05 PM
Updated at: 02/13/2014 4:28 PM
By: WNYT Staff

A new study reveals the weather could affect your risk of a stroke.

Yale University researchers looked at stroke hospitalization data, along with the temperature and dew point on the day patients were admitted.

Larger daily temperature changes and higher air moisture were linked to an increase in stroke hospitalization rates.

Also, more people were admitted and there were more stroke deaths on colder days.