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Study: Balancing Ability May Reflect Stroke Risk

Trouble balancing on one leg for 20 seconds may indicate blood vessel damage in your brain and predict your risk of stroke, according to a new study.  The findings hold true, even if there are no symptoms of brain disease. Japanese researchers at the Center for Genomic Medicine at Kyoto University say individuals who showed poor balance while standing on one foot should receive increased medical attention. They measured leg-standing time in a group of almost 1,400 otherwise...

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