Low Levels of Bad Cholesterol May Increase the Risk of Stroke
A new study from the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston suggests that the low levels of ‘bad cholesterol’, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, may increase the risk of bleeding stroke in women.
For the study, the researchers examined data of 27,937 women aged 45 years and older who participated in the Women’s Health Study. The data analysis showed that women with the lowest levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol were 2.2 times as likely to have a bleeding stroke as women with higher LDL cholesterol level.
Study author Pamela Rist says: “Women with very low LDL cholesterol or low triglycerides should be monitored by their doctors for other stroke risk factors that can be modified, like high blood pressure and smoking, in order to reduce their risk of hemorrhagic stroke.”
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