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Children of divorce face twice the risk of stroke as adults

Sad data, but indicative of the stress put on kids by divorce.

Mon, Nov 22, 2010 (HealthDay News) — Children of divorce appear to have more than double the lifetime risk for experiencing a stroke compared with those whose parents’ marriage stays intact during their childhood, new research suggests.

The finding stems from a survey of more than 13,000 Canadians, about 10 percent of whom had experienced parental divorce when they were young children or adolescents.

[From Children of divorce face twice the risk of stroke as adults | BabyCenter]