Obesity Paradox in the Course of Cerebrovascular Diseases.

  title={Obesity Paradox in the Course of Cerebrovascular Diseases.},
  author={Anna Brzecka and Maria Ejma},
  journal={Advances in clinical and experimental medicine : official organ Wroclaw Medical University},
  volume={24 3},
Obesity remains an important risk factor of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. However, it has been observed that increased body fat and body mass index predicted longer survival after the occurrence of a cardiovascular event. This observation has been named the obesity paradox. Initially, the term obesity paradox referred to the observation of the better outcome of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart failure and coronary heart disease, in obese patients as compared to underweight… CONTINUE READING