• Incident stroke risk increases with rising BMI

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    A meta-analysis of more than 4 million adults suggests there is a J-shaped association between BMI and risk for incident stroke, with each 5-unit BMI increment increasing stroke risk by 10%, according to findings published in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases.
    “Substantial evidence reported that adiposity, measured by BMI, is an independent risk factor for stroke; however, questions remain about the shape of the dose-response relation,” Dongsheng Hu, PhD, professor in the department of preventive medicine at Shenzhen University Health Sciences, Guangdong, China, and
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