Stroke BeltWhere you’re born, where you live, determines what will kill you?

Harvard School of Public Health: The “Stroke Belt” of the American South continues its tight grip on stroke risk among its native population, according to a new analysis of stroke mortality.

People born in the region and living there as adults still had a one-third greater risk than the general population.

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Reuters reports: “Being born in one of the seven southeastern U.S. states making up the “Stroke Belt” increased a person’s likelihood of suffering a deadly stroke, whether or not they still lived in one of these states.”