Research Finds That Popular High Calorie Snack Could Trigger A Stroke 'Within Minutes' 7 years ago

Research Finds That Popular High Calorie Snack Could Trigger A Stroke 'Within Minutes'

New research has found that eating a deep-fried Mars Bar could increase your chances of having a stroke within minutes.

Given the high sugar and fat content of the 1,200-calorie snack, it had previously been noted that eating the Scottish delicacy could slow the flow of blood to the brain and could cause a blockage in an artery, leading to a stroke.

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However, it now seems that the effect of the snack is even more dangerous than first thought.

The new study, carried out by researchers at Glasgow University, monitored 24 volunteers and detected a reduction in the amount of blood flow to the brain of male participants within 90 minutes of consumption.

Interestingly, there was no noted difference among female volunteers.

"We’ve shown that eating a sugar and fat-laden snack can actually affect blood flow to the brain within minutes," researcher William Dunn told the Daily Record.

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'This reduction in the reactivity of blood vessels in the brain has previously been linked to an increased stroke risk – but the changes we observed were modest."