Stokes caused by obesity
Obesity is recognized as a risk factor for coronary heart disease and mortality.
A population based, incident case control study was conducted on July 1993 through June 1997 in northern Manhattan, New York, NY.
3. Cases of ischemic stroke (66%) 65 years of age, 56% women, 17% whites, 26% blacks, 55% hispanics.
There with WHR equal to or greater than the median had an overall OR of 3.0 (9.5%) CI, 2.1 to 4.2 for ischemic stroke even after adjustment for other link factors and BMI.
5. Increased WHR was associated with a greater risk of stroke in men than women and in all race ethnic groups.
Title of article: Abdominal obesity and risk of ischemic stroke
Authors of article: Han Suk, Ralph L. Sacco, Bernadette Boden, Abala, Jian F. Cheun, John G. Pittman, Mitchell S. Elkind, Myunghee C. Palik
Date of article: November 18, 2002
My name: Joseph Hall
Date: November 18, 2014