Adolescent Obesity Fuels Rising Midlife Stroke Rates
The recent increase in midlife stroke rates may be fueled by rising levels of adolescent obesity, a new study suggests. Investigators at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, found that an increase in body mass index (BMI) during puberty and adolescence is associated with a raised risk for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in adulthood.
@susiesue There isn't much information from medical studies specifically on the adolescent age group. We looked at BMI at two age groups — age 8, reflecting childhood, and age 20, reflecting young adulthood — to focus on change during puberty. This has not been done before