Study: Older moms at risk for stroke

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Some studies show if you have a baby later in life, it may raise your risk for breast cancer. Now a new study shows it may also raise your risk for stroke as well. (WPVI)

Some studies show if you have a baby later in life, it may raise your risk for breast cancer.

Now a new study shows it may also raise your risk for stroke as well.

A team at the University of Minnesota found that women who give birth in their 40s are at a greater risk for stroke compared to younger mothers.

Doctors believe it's because mothers in that age range are more likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes and other conditions. But overall, the risk is low.

Still, study leaders say women need to consider the risks if they're delaying motherhood, especially if there's family history of stroke.
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