Overweight and Obesity Less Often Associated with Stroke Recurrence
Although obesity is associated with excess mortality and morbidity, mortality is lower in obese than in normal weight stroke patients (the obesity paradox). Studies now indicate that obesity is not associated with increased risk of recurrent stroke in the years after first stroke. We studied the association between body mass index (BMI) and stroke patient's risk of having a history of previous stroke (recurrent stroke).
Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 2013, Vol 22, Issue 8