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People with low cholesterol who had a stroke were 88% more likely to die over 5 years
Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:59 pm Email this article
The study found that people with low cholesterol levels — below 200 mg/dL — who had an ischemic stroke were 88% more likely to die over the next 5 years compared with people who had higher cholesterol levels — above 200 mg/dL.
To say this the other way, people who had an ischemic stroke who had higher cholesterol levels — above 200 mg/dL — were 47% less likely to die over the next 5 years than people with lower cholesterol levels — below 200 mg/dL.
Why would you ever give a statin or any other cholesterol-lowering drug to anyone who has had a stroke after seeing the results of this study?
Dr. Kendrick wrote more about this here.
Lung YJ. Lower cholesterol tied to increased mortality in ischaemic stroke patients with carotid artery stenosis. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 2019 Jan 11; 2(3): https://www.univadis.co.uk/viewarticle/lower-cholesterol-tied-to-increased-mortality-in-ischaemic-stroke-patients-with-carotid-artery-stenosis-651463
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