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  • Seizures 60-70% more common in those who are underweight or extremely obese


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    Monday, August 18, 2008 6:05 am Email this article
    Seizures are 60 percent more common in people who are extremely obese, that is have a BMI of 40 or more, than those who are normal weight, and 70 percent more common in those who are underweight with a BMI of less than 18.5 according to a new study.

    The incidence of seizures is similar for people who are obese, that is with a BMI of 30 or more, compared to people who are normal weight with a BMI of 18.5 to 25. REFERENCE

    Gao S, Juhaeri J, Dai WS. The incidence rate of seizures in relation to BMI in UK adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Jun 19, 16(8):published early on-line.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Shujun Gao
    Global Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology
    Sanofi-Aventis
    Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA
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