Body fat distribution and risk of incident ischemic stroke in men and women aged 50 to 74 years from the general population. The KORA Augsburg cohort study

@inproceedings{Zahn2018BodyFD,
  title={Body fat distribution and risk of incident ischemic stroke in men and women aged 50 to 74 years from the general population. The KORA Augsburg cohort study},
  author={Karl Zahn and Jakob P Linseisen and Margit Heier and Annette Peters and Barbara Thorand and Franziska Nairz and Christa Meisinger},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND It remains controversial whether measures of general or abdominal adiposity are better risk predictors for ischemic stroke. Furthermore, so far it is unclear whether body fat mass index (BFMI) and fat free mass index (FFMI) are risk predictors for ischemic stroke. This study examined the sex-specific relevance of body mass index (BMI), BROCA Index, waist circumference (WC), waist-height ratio (WHtR), BFMI and FFMI for the development of ischemic stroke in a Caucasian population… CONTINUE READING
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