Flu shot linked to lower risk of stroke

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In a study from the University of Alcalá, scientists found that getting an annual flu shot may be associated with a lower risk of stroke.

Studies have shown that getting the flu increases your risk of having a stroke, but research is still being collected on whether getting the flu vaccine can help protect against a stroke.

In the study, the team looked at an ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blockage of blood flow to the brain and is the most common type of stroke.

They looked at a health care database in Spain and identified people who were at least 40 years old and had the first stroke over a 14-year period.

Each person who had a stroke was compared to five people of the same age and sex. There were 14,322 people who had a stroke and 71,610 people who did not have a stroke.

Then the researchers looked at whether people had received the influenza vaccine at least 14 days before the stroke or before that same date for those who did not have a stroke.

A total of 41.4% of those who had a stroke had received the flu shot, compared to 40.5% of those who did not have a stroke.

But the people who got the shot were more likely to be older and to have other conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol that would make them more likely to have a stroke.

Once researchers adjusted for those factors, they found that those who received a flu shot were 12% less likely to have a stroke than those who did not.

The researchers also looked at whether the pneumonia vaccine had any effect on the risk of stroke and found no protective effect.

They say these results are yet another reason for people to get their yearly flu shot, especially if they are at an increased risk of stroke.

Since the study was observational, it does not prove that getting the flu shot reduces the risk of stroke. It only shows an association. There could be other factors that were not measured that could affect the risk of stroke.

If you care about health, please read studies about a 5-minute exercise that can reduce high blood pressure, and COVID-19 mixed with flu may raise the risks of death and severe illness.

For more information about stroke, please see recent studies that drinking coffee this way can help prevent stroke, and results showing doing this after stroke is critical for long-term survival.

The study was conducted by Francisco J. de Abajo et al and published in Neurology.

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