Low levels of “bad” cholesterol increase the risk of stroke in women

It is known that lowering the level of "bad"cholesterol, which forms plaque in the blood vessels and interferes with the blood supply, reduces the risk of stroke. However, a study conducted under the direction of PhD Pamela Rist showed that a lowered level of low-density lipoprotein may have the opposite effect on women and lead to hemorrhagic stroke. This disease is extremely rare, difficult to undergo treatment and most often leads to death.

Normal levels of "bad" cholesterol100 milligrams per deciliter is considered, but statistics have shown that when lowering its amount below 70 milligrams, the risk of a dangerous type of stroke increases almost twice. This became known during the study of information on 27 937 women aged 45 years and over who agreed to the study.

Observations were conducted as much as 19 years 3 during this time137 patients had a stroke. The number of low density lipoproteins in most of them was less than 70 milligrams per deciliter, while participants with 100-130 milligrams avoided a terrible disease. At the same time, researchers note that it is impossible to ignore high cholesterol levels, because it can easily clog the blood vessels and lead to a normal stroke.

The new discovery will allow doctors in a different way.look at the treatment methods of their patients. The very first thing they have to do is pay attention to third-party factors in the development of hemorrhagic stroke, such as smoking and high blood pressure. Already then they should think about ways to normalize the level of "bad" cholesterol.

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