Thursday, January 12, 2012

Study confirms common sense link

It makes sense that obesity can be a factor in stroke risk. So it also makes sense that fighting obesity would mean fighting stroke risk.

That common sense is somewhat confirmed as a study showed weight-loss surgery can cut deaths from strokes:
The study appears in the latest issue of  the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The researchers checked the health and body weight of the participants at 2, 10, 15 and 20 years. ...

During the follow up, which lasted an average of 14.7 years, the researchers found patients who didn't have surgery suffered more heart disease and more fatal heart attacks and strokes.

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