By HealthDay News HealthDay Reporter

Updated on June 15, 2022

FRIDAY, July 12, 2002 (HealthDayNews) -- University of Calgary researchers have ruled out any link between weather and stroke.

In a study published in the July issue of Stroke, the researchers examined hourly weather data for Calgary from 1996 to 2000 and compared it to the number of average daily strokes in the city on days that had Chinooks and days that didn't have Chinooks.

Chinook is the term for frequent rapid and extreme weather variations in Calgary that are caused by geological and atmospheric factors.

During the study period, there were 182 Chinook days and more than 3,000 strokes. However, the researchers found no connection between stroke numbers and weekly, monthly or seasonal weather changes.

The authors say they doubted previous reports linking changes in the weather and stroke because the findings were inconsistent.

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