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My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 16 December 2011

Stroke patients with low cholesterol are more likely to die and have poor neurological outcomes

This study was published in Advances in Therapy 2008 Apr;25(4):329-41

Study title and authors:
Serum lipid levels and 3-month prognosis in Chinese patients with acute stroke.
Li W, Liu M, Wu B, Liu H, Wang LC, Tan S.
Department of Neurology, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, 610041, Chengdu, PR China.

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The study examined whether cholesterol levels at admission had any prognostic value in the 3-month outcome in 649 patients with acute ischaemic stroke and intracerebral haemorrhagic stroke.

The study found that stroke patients with low cholesterol are more likely to die and have a poor neurological outcome than stoke patients with higher cholesterol.