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The Impact of Body Weight on Mortality After Stroke The Controversy Continues

Wolfram Doehner, MD, PhD1,2; Heinrich J. Audebert, MD1,3
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1Center for Stroke Research CSB, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
2Department of Cardiology, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
3Department of Neurology, Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
JAMA Neurol. 2015;72(1):126-127. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.3631.
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To the Editor In an article on outcome after stroke, Dehlendorff et al1 reached the conclusion to refute the previously observed inverse association of higher body weight and lower mortality, commonly termed as the obesity paradox. This conclusion is surprising and highly arguable not only in view of the presented data, but for several other reasons.

First, the authors claimed that previous studies on the obesity paradox in stroke failed to adjust their analyses for severity of stroke and/or comorbidities. This is not correct as previous studies from us and from others adjusted for the severity of stroke and for the incremental impact of comorbidities.24


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January 1, 2015
Christian Dehlendorff, MSc, PhD; Klaus K. Andersen, MSc, PhD; Tom S. Olsen, MD, PhD
1Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
2The Stroke Unit, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Denmark
JAMA Neurol. 2015;72(1):127-128. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.3634.
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