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Spanish researchers have found that annual influenza vaccination may be associat...

Double benefit. Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of stroke - study

Spanish researchers have found that annual influenza vaccination may be associated with a decrease in the risk of stroke. Almost 86 thousand people aged 40 years of age participated in the study. More than 14,000 of them have suffered ischemic stroke, which is caused by blocking blood flow to the brain and is the most common type of stroke. Video Day Scientists have checked whether people received a flu vaccine at least 14 days before the stroke or the same date for those who did not have stroke.

It turned out that 41. 4% of those who suffered a stroke received influenza vaccination compared to 40. 5% of those who did not have stroke. However, scientists note that many people who made vaccinations were older and had other diseases that increased the likelihood of stroke - for example, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. After adjusting these factors, scientists have found that those who received influenza vaccination were 12% lower than those who were not vaccinated.

The researchers also tried to find out whether the pneumonia vaccine affects the risk of stroke, but in this case they did not find any correlation. “These results are another reason for people to make an annual flu vaccination, especially if they are at high risk of stroke. The ability to reduce this risk by having such a simple effect is quite convincing, ”says Francesco Jose de Abakho, one of the scientists who participated in the study.

Separately, scientists say that because the study was observational, there is no 100%evidence that the risk of stroke reduces the influenza vaccination; It only shows the Association. It is possible that there are other factors that have not been measured and can affect the risk of stroke. Legal information. This article contains general reference information and should not be considered as an alternative to the doctor's recommendations.