[Obesity Paradox and Stroke].

Baumgartner, Ralf; Oesch, Lisa; Sarikaya, Hakan (2016). [Obesity Paradox and Stroke]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 105(14), pp. 835-841. Huber 10.1024/1661-8157/a002408

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The obesity paradox suggests that overweight and obese patients of older age may have higher survival rates after stroke as compared to normalweight patients. However, the results need a cautious interpretation due to selection bias, treatment bias and different patients’ characteristics. Moreover, randomized studies that prove a benefit of weight reduction are still lacking. As obesity is an independet risk factor for stroke, weight reduction should still be recommended in overweight patients. Randomized-controlled studies are needed to prove the effect of weight reduction on morbidity and mortality after stroke.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Baumgartner, Ralf and Sarikaya, Hakan

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1661-8157

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Stefanie Hetzenecker

Date Deposited:

19 Sep 2016 08:39

Last Modified:

23 Sep 2017 09:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/1661-8157/a002408

PubMed ID:

27381308

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Adipositas; Hirnschlag; Mortalität; Thrombolyse; morbidité et mortalité post accident vasculaire cérébral; mortality; oberity; obésité; overweight; risque cardiovasculaire; stroke; surcharge pondérale; thrombolysis; Übergewicht

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.87807

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/87807

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