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Does BMI Affect Outcomes After Ischemic Stroke?

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.