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Chubby Stroke Risk

Chubby Stroke Risk

It’s long been known that one of the risk for stroke is overweight. And a recent study in Sweden showed that obesity increases a person’s risk of suffering a stroke by nearly double. And this has accounted for the increased risk of the existence of other stroke risks such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Of 7,400 men aged between 47-55 years who were followed for 28 years, it appears that obesity, which is seen on the body mass index between 30-93, will tend to have a stroke more than once compared with those who had a healthy weight (body mass index between 20-23).

Previous research in 2002 with 21,000 men, also produce more or less the same conclusion. Every 1 unit increase in body mass index, it will increase the risk of stroke by 6%.

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure to determine whether a person is included in the underweight, ideal, overweight excess up. How to calculate the weight (in kilograms) divided by height squared (in meters). When a person has a BMI of 25, it is categorized as overweight, while BMI had reached 30 when it was categorized as obese.

Of the many risks of stroke, hypertension indeed top the list. However, obesity is a risk that important because it can increase the risk of stroke nearly doubled.

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