Cholesterol-lowering interventions and stroke: insights from a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Caterina2010CholesterolloweringIA,
  title={Cholesterol-lowering interventions and stroke: insights from a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Raffaele De Caterina and Marco Scarano and Rosamaria Marfisi and Giuseppe Lucisano and F. Dalla Palma and Alfonso Tatasciore and Roberto Marchioli},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={198-211}
}
OBJECTIVES This meta-analysis was performed to determine the effects of various cholesterol-lowering treatments on the risk of stroke and its relationship with the extent of cholesterol lowering. BACKGROUND Statins reduce the incidence of stroke, and it has been proposed that such effect is independent of cholesterol lowering and is explained by alternative mechanisms. METHODS We performed a meta-analysis of randomized trials of cholesterol-lowering treatments in cardiovascular disease… CONTINUE READING

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