The low level of “bad” cholesterol increases the risk of stroke in women

It is known that lowering levels of “bad” cholesterol, which forms plaque in the blood vessels and hinders blood circulation, reduces the risk of stroke. However, a study conducted under the guidance of doctor of Sciences Pamela Rist, showed that low levels of low-density lipoproteins can have the opposite effect on women and cause hemorrhagic stroke. This disease is extremely rare, it is difficult subjected to treatment and often leads to death.

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The normal level of “bad” cholesterol is considered to be 100 milligrams per deciliter, but statistics have shown that when lowering it to the number below 70 mg, the risk of dangerous form of stroke increases by almost two times. This became known during the study of 27 937 women aged 45 years who gave consent to the study.

Observations were conducted for 19 years 3 during this time, 137 patients had a stroke. The amount of low-density lipoproteins most of them were less than 70 milligrams per deciliter, whereas participants with 100-130 milligrams escaped the terrible disease. The researchers note that to ignore high cholesterol it can not, because it can easily clog blood vessels and lead to a normal stroke.

The new discovery will allow doctors to take another look at methods of treatment for their patients. The first thing they have to do is to pay attention to third-party factors in the development of hemorrhagic stroke, such as Smoking and high blood pressure. Then they should think about ways to normalize the level of “bad” cholesterol.

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