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Stroke risk from cholesterol bid.

PEOPLE taking cholesterol lowering drugs after a stroke are at greater risk of suffering a brain haemorrhage.

A study published in the on-line issue of medical journal Neurology found that taking statins to lower cholesterol led to an increased threat of bleeding in the brain including those who had already suffered a stroke.

But the authors of the paper caution that the risk needs to be balanced against the much larger overall benefit of statins in reducing the total risk of a second stroke and other cardiovascular events, in the study of 4,700 people.
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Date:Dec 13, 2007
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