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Risk of intraparenchymal stroke increased by low saturated fat intake in women
- Joanna Lyford1
© Biomed Central Ltd 2001
- Received: 7 March 2001
- Published: 18 October 2001
- Cerebral hemorrhage, diet, dietary fats, proteins, stroke
This paper looked at women's intake of saturated fat and their risk of intraparenchymal hemorrhage.
Analysis revealed that women in the lowest quintile of energy-adjusted saturated fat intake were at higher risk of intraparenchymal hemorrhage, especially if they are hypertensive, compared with women in all higher quintiles, with a relative risk of 2.36. For trans unsaturated fat the relative risk was 2.50.
Dietary questionnaires were completed by 85,764 women in the Nurses' Health Study cohort in 1980. From these fat and protein intake were calculated. The subjects were aged between 34 and 59 years and free of diagnosed cardiovascular disease and cancer. By 1996, there were a total of 690 strokes, including 74 intraparenchymal hemorrhages.
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