Study on Flu Vaccine: The flu vaccine is of great use. It can prove to be very helpful in reducing the risk of heart attack. Studies show that the flu shot can reduce the risk of stroke. According to researchers, taking the annual flu vaccine can help reduce the risk of heart attack. The study’s findings were published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The author of the research, Francisco J. De Abajo, said that the study showed that having the flu increases the risk of heart attack.
Does the flu vaccine reduce the risk of heart attack?
The author of the research, Francisco JD Abajo, also said that research results are still being collected that getting the flu vaccine can help prevent stroke. This observational study shows that people who have received the flu vaccine have a lower risk of heart attack. More research is needed to determine whether this is due to the vaccine’s protective effect or to other factors.
Research on people over 40 years old
The study revealed an increased risk of ischemic stroke, which is caused by blockage of blood flow to the brain and is the most common type of stroke. For the study, researchers looked at a health care database in Spain and identified people who were at least 40 years old and had their first stroke over a 14-year period.
What did the researchers find?
Each person with a stroke was compared to five people of the same age and gender. There were 14,322 people who had a stroke and 71,610 people who did not have a stroke. The researchers then looked at whether people had received the influenza vaccine at least 14 days before the heart attack, or before the same date. Of those who had a stroke, a total of 41.4 percent had received the flu vaccine, while 40.5% were those who had never had a heart attack.
How low is the chance of a heart attack?
People who had received the flu vaccine were more likely to be older and have other conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which made them more likely to have a stroke. Once the researchers adjusted for those factors, they found that those taking the flu vaccine were 12 percent less likely to have a heart attack.
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