Letters Lifestyle habits and risk of stroke

Methodological considerations and differences according to sex and stroke subtypes

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1305 (Published 31 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1305
  1. Tobias Kurth, senior researcher
  1. 1INSERM Unit 708—Neuroepidemiology, 75651 Paris Cedex, France
  1. tobias.kurth{at}upmc.fr

    The finding reported by Myint et al that lifestyle habits have beneficial effects on stroke occurrence is very reassuring and support previous results of large scale, US based cohort studies.1 2 3 Several points merit further comment.

    Firstly, while the authors show several multivariable models, their main relative risk estimates come from a model that also controlled …

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