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

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