Air pollution in India linked with higher risk of heart disease, finds study

The study, performed in a periurban area in southern India, shows that people most exposed to fine particles have a higher CIMT index, which means they are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as stroke or heart attack. Previous studies indicate that inflammation and atherosclerosis are most likely responsible for the association between […]

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Air pollution may impact foetal cardiovascular system, says study

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Exposure to air pollution before and after birth may affect cognitive abilities

A new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by ‘la Caixa,’ has provided new data: exposure to particulate matter with a diameter of less than 2.5 μm (PM2.5) during pregnancy and the first years of life is associated with a reduction in fundamental cognitive abilities, such as working […]

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Air pollution may impact foetal cardiovascular system, says study

Exposure to low air pollution levels linked to enlarged hearts, reveals study

A study led by Queen Mary University of London has shown that people exposed to levels of air pollution that are well within UK guidelines have structural changes in the heart that are similar to the remodeling seen in the early stages of heart failure. As reported in the journal Circulation, Professor Steffen Petersen and […]

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Climate change could raise risk of congenital heart defects, warns study

Air pollution may account for 1 in 7 new diabetes cases, reveals study

“We estimate that about 14% of diabetes in the world occurs because of higher levels of air pollution, that’s one in seven cases,” said senior study author Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly of Washington University and the VA Saint Louis Health Care System in Missouri. “Risks exist at levels that are below what’s now currently considered safe […]

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Climate change could raise risk of congenital heart defects, warns study

More than 95% of world’s population breathe polluted air, reveals major study

Cities are home to an increasing majority of the world’s people, particularly in developing countries, but in rural areas the risk of indoor air pollution is often caused by burning solid fuels. One in three people worldwide faces the double whammy of unsafe air both indoors and out. The report by the Health Effects Institute […]

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Air pollution may impact foetal cardiovascular system, says study

Mothers exposure to air pollution might shorten baby’s life

Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Paediatrics found. The length of telomeres, caps at the end of chromosomes, similar to shoelace tips, is considered a marker of biological ageing. Based on their results, […]

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