• July 22, 2024

Very Low Cholesterol Might Increase Risk For Hemorrhagic Stroke

As per to current guidelines recommendation cholesterol lowering for heart disease reduces risk. The new findings suggest that if cholesterol drops too low, it might strengthen the peril of hemorrhagic stroke, according to scientists. Over a period of 9 Years, the UPenn (Pennsylvania State University) carried study for analyzing the relationship amid LWL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol—also called bad cholesterol—and hemorrhagic stroke. This kind of stroke arises when a blood vessel ruptures in the brain. The scientists found that people with LDL cholesterol levels under 70 mg/dL had a greater peril of hemorrhagic stroke. The research was published in the journal Neurology.

Xiang Gao—Associate Professor at the UPenn—said that the results might aid in refining and personalizing recommendations for ideal goal cholesterol levels. Gao said, “As is true with several things in nutrition, moderation, and balance it is important while deciding the optimal goal level of LDL cholesterol. You cannot go to an extreme level, very high or very low. And if you are at a greater risk for hemorrhagic stroke owing to family history or risk aspects such as heavy alcohol drinking and high blood pressure, you may have to be extra careful regarding LDL cholesterol levels.” As per to the investigators, low LDL cholesterol is suggested as a means to lower the peril of a heart attack or ischemic stroke, which is the latter when a brain blood vessel is blocked by a clot.

On a similar note, low cholesterol level is associated with the greater menace of bleeding stroke in women. Lowering LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol lowers the peril of stroke and heart attacks, with an ultimate value under 100 mg/dL. New research finds that women having levels of LDL cholesterol 70 mg/dL or lesser might be more than two times likely to have a hemorrhagic stroke compared to women having LDL cholesterol levels from 100–130 mg/dL. The research was published in the AAN’s (American Academy of Neurology) journal Neurology.

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