The role of blood viscosity in the development and evolution of a variety of health conditions is often overlooked. Blood flow is necessary for delivering oxygen and nutrients to cells as well as clearing metabolic wastes. When blood flow is impaired, disease follows. Impairments in blood viscosity and flow are seen in atherosclerotic vascular diseases such as cardiovascular disease cerebrovascular disease. Studies also highlight relationships between blood viscosity and diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cognitive impairment. This page allows our visitors to explore the connection between blood viscosity and these diseases, in addition to many others. 

Diabetes 

Numerous clinical studies have shown that type-II diabetics have higher systolic and diastolic viscosity than healthy non-… READ MORE 

Stroke 

The Edinburgh Artery Study, the largest clinical trial on blood viscosity ever conducted, showed that blood viscosity was… READ MORE 

Heart Disease 

The largest blood viscosity study ever conducted was part of the Edinburgh Artery Study in the 1990s, which followed a… READ MORE 

Cardiovascular Diseases 

Ask your physician or your cardiologist Why is atherosclerosis region-specific? Why do the blockages in arteries… READ MORE

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