Key clinical point: High body mass index may reduce the risks of death and disability after ischemic stroke.
Major finding: Obese people were 46% less likely to die after a stroke, compared with people of normal weight.
Study details: An analysis of 1,033 participants in the FAST-MAG trial.
Disclosures: No study sponsor was reported.
Liu Z et al. AAN 2019, Abstract P3.3-01.