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December 1971

Weight and Weight History in Relation to Cerebrovascular and Ischemic Heart Disease

Author Affiliations

Durham, NC; Claxton, Ga; Durham, NC; Chapel Hill, NC

From the departments of community health sciences (Dr. Heyden) and cardiology (Dr. Bartel), Duke University Medical School, Durham, NC; and the Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Drs. Cassel, Tyroler, and Cornoni). Dr. Hames is in private practice in Evans County, Georgia.

Arch Intern Med. 1971;128(6):956-960. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310240110014

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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