Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk, McMaster University Study

In the doctor's office of the future, a simple blood test might gauge a patient's odds of suffering a stroke someday, new research suggests.

A team of Canadian researchers measured levels of blood-borne chemical signals, or "biomarkers," in the blood of more than 3,200 people.

The patients averaged 61 years of age and were tracked for an average of nine years. During that time, 98 of them did suffer a stroke.

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