Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 27th, 2005
"Excess weight is an important determinant of cardiovascular disease, but the relationship between excess weight, its distribution, and stroke is yet unclear. We examined in a large prospective cohort study the association between body fat distribution and stroke mortality among middle-aged men," researchers in Israel reported in a recent issue of Stroke.
"A cohort of male civil servants and municipal employees free of cardiovascular disease in Israel (n=9151) were followed up for mortality over 23 years. The subscapular skinfold (SSF) was used as a measure of trunk...
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