Status of lipids as a risk factor for stroke

Philip B. Gorelick, Michael Schneck, Lars Berglund, William Feinberg, Jerry Goldstone

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There is mounting epidemiologic evidence to support the relationship of lipids as a risk factor for ischemic stroke. We review epidemiologic and pathophysiologic evidence for such a link. Treatment of hyperlipidemia is addressed within the context of overall cardiovascular disease risk but also for stroke prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-115
Number of pages9
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • atherosclerosis
  • cholesterol
  • lipids
  • stroke risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Neurology


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