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Michigan Study: Mexican-Americans Suffer from High Stroke Rates

Mexican-Americans suffer more damage from stroke than non-Hispanic Whites but they survive longer, a new University of Michigan study found. The research, led by Dr. Lynda Lisabeth, interim chair and associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, found that Mexican-Americans had worse neurologic, functional, and cognitive outcomes 90 days after stroke compared to non-Hispanic Whites. However, they had a lower chance of dying from stroke, suggesting that prolonged survival may bring with it increased disability. The study is published in Stroke.