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BMI of 27 to 29.9 increased stroke risk in MEN by 9% according to study from Japan
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Men with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 to 29.9 (overweight) were 9% more likely to have a stroke during an average followup of 7.9 years than those with a BMI of 23 to 24.9 according to the Japan Public Health Center-based prospective study.
However, the difference was not statistically significant.
This study followed 32,847 men and 38,875 women, aged 45-74 years, with no history of cardiovascular disease or cancer for an average of 7.9 years. REFERENCE
Saito I, Iso H, Kokubo Y, Inoue M, Tsugane S. Body mass index, weight change and risk of stroke and stroke subtypes: The japan public health center-based prospective (jphc) study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010 Jul 6, published on-line.
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Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine
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