Luke Perry’s fatal stroke is a warning for younger adults

“Beverly Hills, 90210” star Luke Perry, just 52, died on Monday after suffering a massive stroke, which is a solemn reminder that a stroke can strike someone at any age.

“Although stroke often affects older individuals, it is not only a disease of the elderly. Luke Perry’s tragic death highlights the fact that stroke can affect middle-aged and young adults, even children,” said Dr. Mitchell S.V. Elkind, chair of the American Stroke Association Advisory Committee, in a statement. “In fact, there is evidence that stroke rates among young people are increasing in the United States, and this requires additional research.

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