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Comment & Response
January 2015

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

Author Affiliations
  • 1Center for Stroke Research CSB, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
  • 2Department of Cardiology, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
  • 3Department of Neurology, Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

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JAMA Neurol. 2015;72(1):126-127. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.3631

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.