Nearly 50 years after Bruce Lee’s loss of life, new analysis suggests the film star’s sudden passing was brought on by drinking too much water.
The martial arts grasp died in Hong Kong in July 1973, with mind swelling dominated as the reason for loss of life.
A study printed within the December problem of Clinical Kidney Journal, nonetheless, claims Lee drank extra water than his physique might deal with, and that the true explanation for loss of life was hyponatraemia.
The situation happens when the quantity of water in an individual’s physique reduces the sodium ranges of their blood, stopping them from excreting water by means of urinating quick or effectively sufficient.
Lee, who died at age 32, had a “chronic fluid intake” that included alcohol and a juice-based weight loss program, used marijuana and beforehand injured his kidneys doing martial arts – all danger components for hyponatraemia, the study says.
“We hypothesise that Bruce Lee died from a specific form of kidney dysfunction: the inability to excrete enough water to maintain water homeostasis,” wrote the researchers, a bunch of medical doctors from Autonomous University in Madrid.
“This may lead to hyponatraemia, cerebral oedema and death within hours if excess water intake is not matched by water excretion in urine.
“Given that hyponatraemia is frequent, as is found in up to 40% of hospitalised persons and may cause death due to excessive water ingestion even in young healthy persons, there is a need for a wider dissemination of the concept that excessive water intake can kill.”
The researchers famous the hyponatraemia might have triggered the mind swelling medical doctors present in 1973.
“Ironically, Lee made famous the quote ‘Be water my friend’, but excess water appears to have ultimately killed him,” the researchers conclude.
Theories have lengthy circulated about Lee’s explanation for loss of life, together with claims he suffered warmth stroke, poisoning – probably by accident after consuming tainted aspirin – or an assassination by triad gangsters.
The concept of a supernatural household curse has additionally been floated – a idea apparently reverse-engineered after Lee’s son Brandon’s unintended loss of life whereas filming The Crow in 1993. – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service