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Childhood BMI linked to early ischemic stroke

August 23, 2017

Increases in BMI during childhood and above-average BMI in childhood was associated with the age a person had an ischemic stroke, according to findings recently published in JAMA Neurology.

“Studies investigating the associations between childhood BMI and adult ischemic stroke have shown inconsistent results,” Line K. Gjaerde, MD, of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research in Denmark and colleagues wrote. “Because the prevalence of childhood obesity is high in many countries, it is important to clarify the association between childhood BMI and risk of adult ischemic stroke, especially at younger adult ages, to justify earlier targeted prevention.”

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Rotavirus vaccination saves over $1 billion in US health care costs

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Pediatric influenza complications significantly increase costs, resource use

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Comparison of Minimally Invasive Strabismus Surgery (MISS) and Conventional Strabismus Surgery Using the Limbal Approach

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, July/August 2017, Volume 54 Issue 4
To compare minimally invasive strabismus surgery (MISS) with conventional strabismus surgery for horizontal recti in…
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Menstruation: September 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Menstruation is still considered a key developmental milestone, signaling not only passage into young adulthood but…
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