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Bel Marra Health Reports on Recent Research Revealing a Dangerous Toxin Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke
Date:11/30/2013

Toronto (PRWEB) November 30, 2013

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing that higher levels of the chemical, tungsten, may double the risk of stroke.

As Bel Marra Health reports in its article, (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/general-health-2/high-levels-of-this-common-toxin-could-double-your-risk-of-stroke/) stroke is the second leading cause of death in the Western world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). A new study published in November, 2013 in PLoS ONE, has concluded that exposure to environmental toxins can play a major contributing factor to the occurrence of a stroke, and that tungsten in particular – a common metal used in various electronics and light bulbs, could double the risk of suffering from one.

A stroke can be life-altering, depending on which area of the brain is affected and to what degree it is affected. Sometimes, a stroke can lead to sudden death. It is important to seek medical attention if you notice any of the signs and symptoms of stroke, as earlier treatment is often associated with a better prognosis.

For the current study, researchers used data from the U.S.-based National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The researchers examined the urinary tungsten concentrations of 8,614 patients between the ages of 18 and 74, all of whom participated in the survey and were followed for a period of 12 years. Their analysis revealed that, even when other stroke risk factors such as age, socioeconomic status, smoking status, body mass index, occupation and alcohol were all taken into account, individuals who had a higher urinary concentration of tungsten still had a significantly increased r
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