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Black adults are more likely to breathe pollutants that increase risk of dying from heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s long been known that breathing poor-quality air is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Studies also have found that racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to live in areas near factories, freeways and other sources of environmental pollutants.

A new […]

March 15th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Black adults are more likely to breathe pollutants that increase risk of dying from heart disease, stroke

Living near busy roads may be bad for heart patients’ health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

While traffic-related air pollution is common worldwide and is the source of many health problems, little is known about its impact on vascular health, particularly among people with cardiovascular disease.

Now, a new study finds that exposure to traffic-related pollution is associated with peripheral artery disease […]

November 30th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Living near busy roads may be bad for heart patients’ health

Clues behind how air pollution affects the heart and metabolic health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The fine particles found in air pollution can cause high stress hormone levels and other negative cellular-level changes, according to a study released Monday that is peeling back the layers on why air pollution exposure can lead to heart disease.

The first-of-its-kind study published in the […]

August 14th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Clues behind how air pollution affects the heart and metabolic health

‘Bad’ air may impact ‘good’ cholesterol, increase heart disease risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Traffic-related air pollution may increase heart disease risk by lowering levels of so-called “good” cholesterol, according to new research.
In a study of 6,654 middle-aged and older adults from diverse ethnic backgrounds, participants living in areas with high air pollution levels tended to have lower high-density […]

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Cholesterol, Health, Heart Disease, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Bad’ air may impact ‘good’ cholesterol, increase heart disease risk

Air pollution linked to blood vessel damage in healthy young adults

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Fine particulate matter air pollution may cause blood vessel damage and inflammation in healthy young adults, according to a study released Tuesday.

“These results substantially expand our understanding about how air pollution contributes to cardiovascular disease by showing that exposure is associated with a cascade of […]

Exposure to air pollutants linked to high blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For your heart’s sake, limit your time outdoors when pollution levels are high.

That’s the conclusion of researchers who recently found that short- and long-term exposure to air pollutants from coal burning, vehicle exhaust, airborne dust and dirt are associated with the development of high blood […]

Air pollution from wildfires may ignite heart hazards

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Air pollution from wildfires may increase risk for cardiac arrest and other acute heart problems, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“While breathing wildfire smoke is linked to respiratory problems such as asthma, evidence of an association between wildfire smoke […]

July 15th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , |2 Comments

Air pollution may fuel severe stroke in poor neighborhoods

Higher concentrations of particulate matter from air pollution may amplify severe stroke in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015.

Researchers analyzed the potential synergistic effects of living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods and air pollution on stroke severity in a bi-ethnic […]

February 12th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Air pollution may fuel severe stroke in poor neighborhoods

EPA highlights health impact of air pollution, urges action

Reducing air pollution to help prevent chronic diseases will grow more challenging and have a big impact unless aggressive, collaborative action is taken, said public health leaders who met this week.

Nearly 150 million people, roughly half the U.S. population, live in areas with unhealthy air pollution levels. Air pollution […]

Environmental toxins linked to heart defects

Children’s congenital heart defects may be associated with their mothers’ exposure to specific mixtures of environmental toxins during pregnancy, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.
Congenital heart defects occur when the heart or blood vessels near the heart don’t develop normally before birth. Defects may […]

November 17th, 2013|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Environmental toxins linked to heart defects