Obesity, hypertension and stroke.

  title={Obesity, hypertension and stroke.},
  author={Elizabeth Barrett-Connor},
  journal={Clinical and experimental hypertension. Part A, Theory and practice},
  volume={12 5},
Central fat distribution may be more closely associated with stroke risk than relative weight or body mass index, although both are associated with hypertension. Some of this association may reflect the fact that central obesity reflects adult weight gain, which may be more relevant to stroke risk than weight in old age. Three attributes associated with… CONTINUE READING