Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

BMI of 27-28 kg/m2 and little abdominal obesity best for patients with cerebrovascular disease

Relation between adiposity and vascular events, malignancy, and mortality in patients with stable cerebrovascular disease

Literature - Jaspers NEM, Dorresteijn JAN, van der Graaf Y, et al, on behalf of the SMART Study Group - International Journal of Obesity 2017; published online ahead of print

Main results


In clinically stable patients with cerebrovascular disease, the lowest risk of incident malignancy, vascular events and mortality was associated with a BMI of 27-28 kg/m2. Moreover, the lowest risk of all-cause mortality was observed for a waist-circumference of 84.0 cm for women and 94.8 cm for men. These data reinforce the importance of little abdominal obesity.


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