The main findings from this study, as well as several others, tend to favor the concept of a definite risk factor of overweight and excessive weight gain after age 20 for the development of cerebrovascular disease. However, overweight and excessive weight gain after age 20 seem to be of no major importance in the etiology of myocardial infarction.
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