02/04/2014 08:04 EST | Updated 04/06/2014 05:59 EDT


There may be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans.

Cold weather, high humidity and big daily temperature swings seem to land more people in the hospital with strokes. As it got warmer, risk fell — 3 per cent for every 5 degrees, the study found.