Low LDL ups haemorrhagic stroke risk in women

Findings show it's important to manage other risk factors such as hypertension, say researchers
Reuters Health
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Low LDL-cholesterol and triglyceride levels are associated with an increased risk of haemorrhagic stroke in women, according to findings from the US Women’s Health Study.

Previous studies have suggested an association between low lipid and triglyceride levels and a higher haemorrhagic-stroke risk, but most have included low numbers of events among women.