Cholesterol drugs may lower stroke risk

April 15, 2009 9:29:23 PM PDT
A new study finds cholesterol-lowering drugs may cut people's risk of stroke by nearly 20-percent.

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French researchers analyzed two dozen previous studies, involving 165,000 people.

They found the larger a person's cholesterol drop from taking statins, the lower their risk of having a stroke.

The study can be found in the journal "Lancet Neurology."

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