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Cholesterol and risk of stroke: The Japanese comparison

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 13 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:148
  1. Malcolm E Kendrick, general practitioner (
  1. Benchill Medical Centre, Wythenshawe M22 7WP

    EDITOR—Yet again, a potential relation between low cholesterol concentrations and haemorrhagic stroke is dismissed.1 Yet again, a causal relation between high cholesterol concentrations, ischaemic stroke, and coronary heart disease is (apparently) confirmed.

    Yet data from Japan directly contradicts Ebrahim et al's conclusions. From 1958 to …

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