Statins lower risk of deadliest kind of stroke, study finds.

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A new study shows statins lower the risk of the deadliest type of stroke.

The stroke, called an ischemic stroke, is caused by an intracerebral hemorrhage when blood from an artery bleeds in the brain.

And it’s the second most common stroke after a blood clot.

The new study in the journal neurology used prescription data and the health records of more than 88,000 people in Denmark who did not have a history of stroke.

Overall, the risk dropped to 17% when they used statins for any period of time.

For those who used statins for more than five years had a 33% lower risk of a bleeding stroke.


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