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Chronic exposure to excess noise may increase risk for heart disease, stroke

Exposure to environmental noise appears to increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes by fueling the activity of a brain region involved in stress response. This response in turn promotes blood vessel inflammation, according to preliminary research to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2018.  The findings reveal that people with the highest levels of chronic noise exposure—such as highway and airport noise—had an increased risk of suffering cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes, regardless of other risk factors known to increase cardiovascular risk.  Read more...



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