Irish Daily Mail - - Good Health -

be­ing over­weight or even mildly obese could boost your chances of sur­viv­ing a stroke, say re­searchers at Bos­ton Univer­sity School of Medicine.

They mon­i­tored al­most 800 peo­ple for ten years af­ter a stroke and found those who were over­weight or mildly obese (with a BMI of 25 or more) had bet­ter sur­vival com­pared to those of nor­mal weight.

One the­ory is that hav­ing ex­tra ‘meta­bolic re­serve’ may help some sur­vive dis­ease, al­though it raises the risk of it in the first place.

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