- Dietary intake may increase the risk of stroke in postmenopausal women
- Stroke occurs When a blood clot occurs blocks blood flow through a coronary artery
- Stroke can suddenly attack you and the effects can be detrimental.
A study published in the journal Stroke found that women who consume diet drinks after menopause increase their risk of having a stroke. The team compared the results of women who consumed diet drinks with those who did not drink at all. The study involved around 81
According to the study, women who drank more than two or more diet drinks a day were 23 percent more likely to develop heart disease. It also increased the mortality rate of these women by 16 percent.
What is a stroke?
Stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow through a coronary artery or part of your brain. A stroke can attack either your heart or your brain. It can suddenly attack you and the effects can be detrimental. It is the third leading cause of death in the US.
Also read: 6 Foods That May Lower the Risk of Stroke
What are the warning signs of a stroke?
Symptoms of stroke occur in controlled parts of the body from damaged brain cells. The most common symptoms of stroke include sudden weakness
- numbness of the face, arms or legs,
- language loss
- understanding of abilities
- troubled vision
- ] Vomiting
- Loss of consciousness
What increases the risk?
There are several habits that can risk a stroke. The following factors make you vulnerable to a heart attack. Risk factors include:
- Overweight or obesity
- Lack of physical activity
- Overuse of alcohol
- Drug addiction
- Unhealthy eating
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Written by: Arushi Bidhuri
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff February 16, 2019