Weekly Health Tips
DRIKING WATER & LOWER HEART RISK
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.