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Obesity Can Increase Young Adults’ Stroke Risk

Reuters reports research published in the journal Stroke which analyzed data from more than 2,000 participants and found that obesity increased the odds of stroke for young adults by 57 percent. The authors found that obese males were 73 percent more likely to have a stroke than normal-weight men, and obese women possessed a 46 percent added stroke risk. While the participants self-reported their height and weight, creating the possibility for some inaccurate information, the results effectively demonstrate the importance of recognizing obesity as a risk factor for stroke in younger adults, and taking proper steps to control related conditions. Physicians should carefully monitor obese patients and conduct regular screenings to detect and treat health conditions associated with obesity.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in the journal Stroke.