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Low LDL Means Higher Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk

More evidence supports the link between low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and an increased risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).

Results from a large, prospective longitudinal study show individuals with LDL below 70 mg/dL had a 65% increased likelihood of ICH over 9 years.

Furthermore, the participants with LDL below 50 mg/dL had 169% greater risk compared with their counterparts who had levels in the 70 to 99 mg/dL range.

The findings were published online July 2 in Neurology.

  1.  Published online July 2, 2019. Abstract