Falling in line with the CDC’s recommendation to get a flu shot annually, new research from the United Kingdom says that the shot can actually decrease the risk of stroke by 24% during flu season.
Benefits of Flu Shot
Researchers at the University of Lincoln and University of Nottingham reviewed more than 47,000 patient records from 2001 to 2009. They compared cases of stroke and matched them up against control groups to determine what effect, if any, vaccination had on incidence.
After analyzing the thousands of records, they found a “highly significant association”[…]