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U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 7: Stroke
Friday, December 10, 2004 9:59 am Email this article
Being overweight appears to be related to stroke -- ischemic stroke, but not hemorrhagic stroke -- although this has been less well studied that coronary heart disease.
Ischemic stroke: Overweight women 75% greater risk, obese women 137% greater risk
The risk of ischemic stroke is 75 percent higher in women with a BMI greater than 27, and 137 percent higher in women with a BMI greater than 32, compared with women having a BMI of less than 21. (p. 17)
Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults : the evidence report / National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [Bethesda, Md.] : National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, . NIH publication No. 98-4083.
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