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Flu vaccine may help reduce stroke risk

Annual flu shot a. may be associated with a lower risk of cerebrovascular accidentAs suggested by a study published by Neurology and signed by Spanish researchers.

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The research is based on observation, meaning it does not show that getting vaccinated reduces risk, but it does point to a relationship between the two factors.

“Studies have shown that having the flu increases your risk of having a stroke, but whether getting a flu shot can help protect against this is still being researched,” Dr. Francis from belowfrom the University of Alcalá in Madrid and signatory of the thesis.

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saw the study ischemic stroke, is caused by blockage of blood flow to the brain and is the most common type. The result was that people who were vaccinated against the flu, 12% less likely,

To this end, a health care database in Spain was analyzed to identify people who were at least 40 years old and had suffered the first stroke in a 14-year period. Each affected person was compared with five others of the same age and gender, the publication states.

Next, it was analyzed whether they had received the flu vaccine at least 14 days before the stroke, or before that date, in the case of those who had not had a stroke.

Of those who had a stroke, 41.4% had received the vaccine, while 40.5% had not received the vaccine.

However, the magazine points out, those who were vaccinated were more likely to be older and have other conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which made them more likely to suffer from it.

After adjusting for these factors, those who were vaccinated were found to be 12% less likely to have a stroke.

The study also looked at whether pneumonia vaccine There was some effect on stroke risk and no protective effect was found.

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