8/3/2011

People ages 15 to 49 who suffered an ischemic stroke and were treated with a statin at any point after the stroke had a 77% reduced risk of another stroke or blocked arteries compared with counterparts who never took a statin, a study in the journal Neurology found. "This study suggests that the drugs should be considered even when the cause of the stroke is unknown and the cholesterol levels are not high," said researcher Jukka Putaala.

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