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Young cocaine users at increased stroke risk

As per the new study, it has been found that young cocaine users are six times more likely to have a stroke every time they take the drug.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: It is a proven fact that consumption of drugs can immensely affect the health

and make a person seriously ill irrespective of the age and gender.

But a new study has revealed that cocaine consumption by young people can make them more susceptible to stroke.

As per the new study, it has been found that young cocaine users are six times more likely to have a stroke every time they take the drug.

The University of Maryland scientists analysed a population-based case-control study design with 1090 cases and 1154 controls, including those in their 30s and 40s, and found that cocaine use in the 24 hours before the event raised the risk substantially.

Researchers also found that ever use of cocaine was not associated with stroke with 28 percent of cases and 26 percent of controls reporting ever use.

Moreover, when the drug was smoked in a crack form, the stroke risk increased eight-fold.

(With ANI inputs)

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