Paradoxical longevity in obese patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.

  title={Paradoxical longevity in obese patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.},
  author={B J Kim and Sang-Hwy Lee and W-S Ryu and Chi Kyeong Kim and Juneyoung Lee and B Yoon},
  volume={76 6},
BACKGROUND The paradoxical phenomenon of relative longevity among obese patients with established diseases has been reported for various disease conditions. The authors sought to investigate whether the obesity paradox also applies to intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) survivors. METHODS A total of 1,604 patients with ICH from 33 centers with nationwide coverage were prospectively enrolled to this cohort between October 2002 and March 2004. Baseline information including body mass index (BMI) was… CONTINUE READING


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