A national group of leading scientists, including one University of Alabama at Birmingham expert, says fewer people are dying of stroke, but the mechanisms remain unknown.
Children and teens living in the Stroke Belt states are at about twice as much risk of stroke later on in life according to new findings from the REGARDS study.
Diet is one of many potential factors proposed to explain racial and regional differences in stroke.
The ongoing REGARDS study finds that a 10-millimeter difference in blood pressure can make blacks three times more likely than whites to have a stroke.
Professor of Biostatistics
Areas of expertise: Vitamin D, calcium, blood pressure, dietary assessment
Professor of Epidemiology
Areas of expertise: stroke symptoms and associated risk factors, life-course exposure to the stroke belt geographic region, and risk factors for outcomes following carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting