Learn about the risks of people living near fast food restaurants in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is Insidermedicine in 60. From San Diego - According to research presented at the International Stroke Conference living near fast food restaurants increases the risk of stroke. In a study of several neighborhoods in Texas, researchers found a 13% increased risk of stroke in those with the highest number of fast food restaurants. In fact, the relative stroke risk increased by 1% for each fast food restaurant in a designated neighborhood. From Boston - According to research to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology, the offspring of people with Alzheimer's are more likely to have a midlife memory loss. In a study of 715 people, researchers found that the offspring of Alzheimer's patients had a two to three times increased risk of low verbal and visual memory performance. This association was only seen in those carrying gene linked to Alzheimer's. And finally, from Los Angeles - According to research in the journal Stroke, drinking tea could reduce stroke risk. In a meta-analysis of nine studies involving nearly 195,000 people, researchers found that those who drank at least three cups of black or green tea every day were 21% less likely to have a stroke than those who consumed less than a cup per day. This suggests an effect that is similar in magnitude to exercise. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.