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Arsenic in drinking water may cause blood thinning
- August 15, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
High-quality and clean drinking water is the basis for the normal regulation of life for any person – however, it is worth noting the fact that there are some substances that can greatly affect this. For example, a rather high concentration of arsenic in drinking water is the most common problem in this context, and today a team of researchers from the American Heart Association compiled a report regarding their study about the long-term effects of people who systematically consume water with even a small amount of arsenic. In particular, they noted an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Previous studies have often said that consuming arsenic-containing water is actually a dangerous venture, as it contributes to an increased risk of developing a wide range of diseases, from neurodegeneration to diabetes mellitus. However, a new study by scientists from the United States focused on identifying how much arsenic in drinking water can help seal the walls of the heart chambers and heart muscle tissue in general.
After carefully observing and examining the cases of several thousand patients who had an increased concentration of arsenic in the blood, they found that the increased likelihood of developing a particular cardiovascular disease is about 47%, which automatically rises to 58% in those patients also suffer from high blood pressure. Moreover, the results were obtained on the basis of young patients.
Thus, the study indicated that the presence of even small amounts of arsenic in drinking water can actually increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, including in the young category of people who do not suffer from any obvious diseases or heart disorders. These results will certainly become the basis for future, more detailed studies that will be designed to find the best option for the prevention of heart disease.