Stroke sufferers aided by companionship - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Stroke sufferers aided by companionship


LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Having the support of friends and family could be the difference between life and death if you suffer a stroke. Researchers at Ohio State University induced a stroke in male mice that either lived with a female partner or alone. They found all those that lived with a partner were still alive after seven days of having the stroke, compared to 40% percent of those that lived alone. Stroke sufferers that lived alone also suffered four times more brain damage.

Researchers say the mice that had a partner had less nerve damage, and that may have contributed to their survival. The study also showed mice that lived alone had higher amounts of inflammatory proteins in the brain, which could have increased brain damage.

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.