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Cholesterol and risk of stroke: Cholesterol, stroke, and age

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7559.148 (Published 13 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:148
  1. Anton J M de Craen, epidemiologist (craen@lumc.nl),
  2. Gerard J Blauw, consultant in internal medicine,
  3. Rudi G J Westendorp, professor
  1. Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, 2300 RC, Netherlands
  2. Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, 2300 RC, Netherlands

    EDITOR—Ebrahim et al studied whether blood cholesterol concentrations are predictive for haemorrhagic and ischaemic stroke in a large cohort of young and middle aged Korean civil servants.1 They found that low concentrations of cholesterol were associated with haemorrhagic stroke while high concentrations were associated with ischaemic stroke.

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