Obesity does not predict equal risk for all stroke types

October 5, 2016
 By Alyssa
October 5, 2016
 By Alyssa

Obesity does not predict equal risk for all stroke types

Stroke is the leading cause in death in the Us ,but there are 3 different types of strokes that a person can have,does obesity have a greater impact on having one type of stroke over another.Research shows that obese woman have a increase in ischemic stroke and a decrease in hemorrhagic stroke.Showing that different types of strokes have different risk profiles,higher body mass poses a higher risk in every stroke category.

Key Takeaways:

  • However, new research shows that excess weight has varied effects on different types of stroke.
  • They showed that, globally, risks associated with excess weight are significantly stronger for ischemic than hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Obesity is a substantial stroke risk factor for all ages and even more alarming for young adults.

“Among women with a healthy weight – body mass index (BMI) 22.5-25 – 0.7 percent had an ischemic stroke and 0.5 percent had a hemorrhagic stroke.”


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