Diabetics may be at greater risk for second stroke

June 14, 2011 1:47:04 PM PDT
A study in the Archives of Neurology finds, after suffering a first stroke or TIA, people with diabetes are more likely to have another one.

But aggressively lowering cholesterol can help reduce the risk.

Researchers say controlling diabetes is important after a serious cardiovascular event but it's also important to treat blood pressure and cholesterol.

Scientists made this determination by analyzing data from a trial called stroke prevention by aggressive reduction of cholesterol levels. They found it was effective.

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