How diet drinks harm blood vessels

Some scientific evidence suggests that diet drinks are hazardous to health. In particular, they

cause blood clots in the arteries, which increases the risk of stroke. Discuss

Blood clots can sometimes be dangerousfor the human body. For example, they can lead to blockage of the vessel that supplies the brain with blood. As a result, a person has an ischemic stroke (moreover, this type of stroke accounts for 87% of all strokes).

The National Health Service of Great Britain notes that such blood clots form where the arteries are narrowed or blocked by plaque (fat deposits).

According to Professor Mark Whiteley, Leadconsulting venous surgeon and founder of the Whiteley Clinic, in many ways the connection between diet drinks and venous clots has not yet been proven. At the same time, scientists believe that if postmenopausal women consume a lot of such drinks, this will increase their chances of developing heart disease and having a stroke.

In a 2019 study, scientists studied howassociated with diet drinks and the formation of blood clots in the arteries. To do this, experts analyzed data on more than 81,000 postmenopausal women. As a result, it turned out that with the daily consumption of several diet drinks, the participants increased the risk of stroke associated with blockage of small arteries.

Also in women who did not use at allthose who drank diet drinks or drank them less than once a week were 23 percent less likely to have a stroke compared with those who drank more diet drinks and drank them more frequently. The latter also had a 31 percent higher risk of stroke caused by a blood clot.

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