The Stroke Association says that the number of men aged 40-54 suffering from strokes has risen by forty six per cent in the last fifteen years.
Although the figure is less for the East Midlands demographic, the number has still risen by more than a third over the same time period.
It is thought that the rise in strokes is due to the increase in unhealthy lifestyles, such as smoking and drinking too much alcohol.
The charity warned that the cost of treatment, which is already at £9 billion, would rise to accommodate the increase.
John Barrick, Stroke Association’s Chief Executive, says that “these figures show that stroke can no longer be seen as a disease of older people.”