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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Low cholesterol levels are associated with an increase in cerebral hemorrhage rates

This study was published in Preventive Medicine 1980 Nov;9(6):722-40

Study title and authors:
Multivariate analysis of risk factors for stroke. Eight-year follow-up study of farming villages in Akita, Japan.
Ueshima H, Iida M, Shimamoto T, Konishi M, Tsujioka K, Tanigaki M, Nakanishi N, Ozawa H, Kojima S, Komachi Y.

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This Japanes study investigated the association of cholesterol levels with the risk of stroke. The study included 1,814 adults, aged 40 to 69, who were followed for eight years.

The researchers found the following:
(a) Those with low cholesterol levels were more prone to cerebral hemorrhage.
(b) The results of the study correspond well with the observed fact that stroke incidence or death rate in Japan is higher in populations with low cholesterol levels, and also with the fact that death rate from hemorrhage declines with increasing cholesterol levels.

The study reveals that low cholesterol levels are associated with an increase in cerebral hemorrhage rates.