Study reveals possible cause of death of Bruce Lee

Study reveals possible cause of death of Bruce Lee
Study reveals possible cause of death of Bruce Lee

The death of the actor Bruce Lee in 1973 it encouraged all kinds of theories about the cause, including conspiracy theories, which even pointed to the Chinese mafia.

A recent study called “who killed Bruce Lee? The hypothesis of the hyponatremia of the magazine Clinical Kidney Journalmaintains as the main hypothesis of his death a hyponatremia.

According to the research, Bruce Lee suffered a hyponatremiawhich is a very low concentration of sodium in the blood, the fact of having consumed an excess of water would have caused kidney dysfunction and, this, a cerebral edema, which finally caused the death.

“The hyponatremia is common, as it is found in up to 40% of hospitalized people and can cause death in healthy young people. The fact that we are 60% water does not protect us from the potentially lethal consequences of drinking water at a rate faster than our kidneys can excrete,” the study cites.

Maria Vanessa Perez Gomezassociate specialist of the Nephrology Service and one of the researchers behind the investigation, explained to the Spanish newspaper El País, that “at the hyponatremia It is reached either by a huge punctual intake of liquid or by another way, which is what we believe happened with Lee. And it is not that you drink an exaggerated form of water once, but that you accumulate risk factors that make it difficult for your kidneys to eliminate water.”

He added that the actor “He drank a lot of water, his diet was based mainly on liquids, such as carrot juice, he ate little and consumed a lot of marijuana, which causes great thirst, opioids for his pain and diuretics such as Furosemide. Excessive exercise, as was the case in your case, can cause increased production of antidiuretic hormone, making it difficult for you to eliminate water. A few weeks before, she had already suffered another cerebral edema accompanied by acute renal failure. At that time she had urea at 92 mg/dl. If to that that day he added a large intake of water, we already have the hyponatremia”.

The study was carried out by a team of seven doctors from the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension of Madrid Jimenez Diaz Foundation.

The actor of movies like “eastern fury” Y “The fury of the dragon” and series like “The green Hornet either Longstreet” He died in Hong Kong on July 20, 1973 at the age of 32.

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