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Sunshine lowers stroke risk

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Here's a good reason to retire down south. It appears people who live in sunnier climates may have a lowered risk for stroke.

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham analyzed 5-year survey data on more than 16-thousand adults. The scientists asked participants about their health status every 6 months... Then compared the information with a NASA program that calculated participants' sunlight exposure.

The greater the sun exposure -- the lower the stroke risk.

-Study led by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012

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