Friday, May 6, 2011
Coffee, Sex, Exercise Among Triggers for Ruptured Brain Aneurysm
from US News and World Report
Having sex or drinking coffee could rupture a brain aneurysm, new research suggests. When people with aneurysms--or weak spots in blood vessels in their brains--are under stress, those spots are liable to rip open, causing a stroke. Eight activities increase that risk, according to a study published Thursday in Stroke, based on an analysis of 250 patients who had a stroke resulting from an aneurysm. The findings suggest that drinking coffee increases aneurysm rupture risk by 10.6 percent, followed by vigorous exercise (7.9 increased risk), nose-blowing (5.4 percent), and having sex (4.3 percent).
Time to give up coffee and blowing my nose I guess...