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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Weight Reduction for Primary Prevention of Stroke in Adults with Overweight or Obesity

Description of Resource: 
Overweight and obesity are associated with many serious health conditions including stroke. This systematic review sought to assess the effects of weight reduction in people with overweight or obesity on stroke incidence. Despite a thorough search of the available literature, no studies of good quality investigating the relationship between weight reduction and the occurrence of strokes were identified. Since every intervention might have negative consequences, there is an urgent need for randomized controlled clinical trials to provide sound evidence for the effects of weight reduction on stroke prevention.

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Review
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Heart Disease and Stroke
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Curioni C, André C, Veras R. Weight reduction for primary prevention of stroke in adults with overweight or obesity. Cochrane Database Syst Rev [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2017 Dec 29];(4). Art. No.: CD006062. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006062.pub2. Available from: