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DRIKING WATER & LOWER HEART RISK

Posted: 07.28.2016

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death. A recent study found that participants who drank more water had a dramatically reduced risk of heart attack. The study followed 20,000 adults for 6 years. Those men who drank 5 or more glasses of water a day had a 54% lower risk compared to those who drank 2 or fewer glasses of water a day. Women lowered their risk by 41%. Researchers believe that drinking water may lower risk because it prevents dehydration, which makes the blood thicker. Dehydration also increases cortisol and raises levels of a compound, fibrinogen, which is a clotting agent.

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