The obesity paradox in stroke: lower mortality and lower risk of readmission for recurrent stroke in obese stroke patients.

@article{Andersen2015TheOP,
  title={The obesity paradox in stroke: lower mortality and lower risk of readmission for recurrent stroke in obese stroke patients.},
  author={Klaus K. Andersen and T S Olsen},
  journal={International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={99-104}
}
BACKGROUND Although associated with excess mortality and morbidity, obesity is associated with lower mortality after stroke. The association between obesity and risk of recurrent stroke is unclear. AIMS The study aims to investigate the association in stroke patients between body mass index and risk of death and readmission for recurrent stroke. METHODS An administrative Danish quality-control registry designed to collect a predefined dataset on all hospitalized stroke patients in Denmark… CONTINUE READING
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