Too much air pollution can raise your blood pressure!

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air pollution leads to a rise in blood pressure

A new study has claimed that people living in areas with high levels of air pollution have higher blood pressure!

The study conducted at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, found that long term exposure to high levels of air pollution not only increases the blood pressure of an individual and puts him at a risk of heart attack and stroke, but also acts as a trigger for many other underlying processes that lead to chronic cardio vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis –hardening of arteries.

The research lead by Dr. Barbara Hoffman was conducted for a period of over 3 years, analyzed the long term effects of exposure to pollution and found that high levels of air pollution lead to a rise in one’s blood pressure, irrespective of whether the subject smoked or his or her gender, age, weight.

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