Singer Nate Dogg's death in March was blamed on complications of multiple strokes. That information, juxtaposed against his age, 41, seems shocking. It is. But it's not unheard of. Remember Beau Biden? The Delaware attorney general suffered a stroke last year at age 41. His stroke was mild, but as Dr. David S. Liebeskind of the UCLA stroke center, pointed out at the time, "Overall, the perception is that only older people have strokes, but we see a lot of people who have strokes at that age, even younger sometimes." Liebeskind explains some of the causes of mild strokes, but the greater point remains: Stroke happens in the young. Respected blog KevinMD.com delved further into the risk factors, noting that stroke rates are increasing in people ages 40 to 60.
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