Abdominal obesity and risk of ischemic stroke: the Northern Manhattan Stroke Study.

@article{Suk2003AbdominalOA,
  title={Abdominal obesity and risk of ischemic stroke: the Northern Manhattan Stroke Study.},
  author={Seung-Han Suk and Ralph L. Sacco and Bernadette Boden-Albala and Jian F Cheun and John G Pittman and Mitchell S. V. Elkind and Myunghee Cho Paik},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2003},
  volume={34 7},
  pages={
          1586-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Obesity is well recognized as a risk factor for coronary heart disease and mortality. The relationship between abdominal obesity and ischemic stroke remains less clear. Our aim was to evaluate abdominal obesity as an independent risk factor for ischemic stroke in a multiethnic community. METHODS A population-based, incident case-control study was conducted July 1993 through June 1997 in northern Manhattan, New York, NY. Cases (n=576) of first ischemic stroke (66% >or… CONTINUE READING

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