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Monday, May 15, 2006

Are we risking having a stroke?

New evidence has been uncovered which suggests that playing the trumpet may put you at a higher risk of having a stroke. Research by scientists in Germany has discovered cases where people suffered damage to blood vessels to the brain by playing an instrument, and as the trumpet is one of the more demanding wind instruments they feel players may in danger.

But wait, don't panic (Mr Mainwaring!)!!! Don't throw out your beloved horn never to play it again. The scientists have also stated that in most of the cases studied, they had identified the individual had a predisposition to stroke. Oh right so now you tell us! Check out the article here.


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