Who’ll believe that drinking coffee could have lethal effects on health? Well, it is true. A new study claims that drinking coffee daily could actually give you a deadly stroke. It could lead to a brain aneurysm. The ratio of brain aneurysm suffers is 1:15. It can lead to deadly consequences if left untreated because it affects a very fragile part of the brain – the wall of a blood vessel.
A few of them rupture and can be deadly. Rupturing is far; even the thought of having one is scary. The new study sadly only adds to the fears. The research team was led by Dr. Monique H.M. Vlak. He is a neurologist at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, Netherlands. The team analyzed 250 different patients who suffered a stroke after suffering a brain aneurysm. Coffee consumption was the cause about 10.6% of times. This was the highest. Vigorous physical exercise was the cause about 7.9% of the times. Other reasons were nose blowing, sexual intercourse, straining to defecate, cola consumption, being startled and being angry.
All of these have one common feature. They all increase the blood pressure all of a sudden. High blood pressure, as is commonly known, is one of the biggest risk factors of a stroke. All these triggers that were revealed in the study were however short lived. The risk of a stroke increases very rapidly after consuming alcohol but again, the risk decreased very quickly.
“These trigger factors we found are superimposed on known risk factors, including female gender, age and hypertension,” said Vlak.
This study was actually restricted because of a lag of three weeks between the stroke and the survey. Even then, the scientists advice that people who have a brain aneurysm must avoid the triggers mentioned above.
“I think drinking no coffee or cola and avoiding straining for defecation are easy to do and can prevent some of the subarachnoid hemorrhages,” [Vlak] told WebMD. “However, we do not advise patients to refrain from physical exercise, since this is also an important factor in lowering the risks of other cardiovascular diseases.”
Via - Time