Low Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate is Associated With Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke Among Women

AHA: May 23, 2013

 

Background and Purpose—Previous research suggests greater risk of coronary heart disease with lower levels of the adrenal steroid dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS). No studies have examined the association between DHEAS and risk of ischemic stroke. DHEAS may influence ischemic stroke risk through atherosclerotic-related mechanisms (endothelial function and smooth muscle cell proliferation) or insulin resistance. Read More