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Air Pollution Puts Diabetic Patients At An Enhanced Risk

Update Date: Nov 27, 2015 01:23 PM EST

The manifestation of pollution has always been linked to negative health effects and has undoubtedly generated a sulking attitude for those dwelling in the heart of pollution making them stroppy and noxious.

Further reassuring the stance, the perils and jeopardies caused by the polluted air around us has further validated by claiming that women living in a polluted vicinity and are diabetic are more prone towards getting heart issues.

According to Fox News, "There is a convincing literature that long-term air pollution is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease," said lead author Jaime E. Hart of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, adding, "a number of studies of short-term air pollution exposures have suggested that individuals with diabetes are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease."

The study incorporated 114,537 women in the decades-long Nurses' Health Study and the association between health fallouts and pollution was comprehensively perused. The results displayed that between 1989 and 2006 there were 6,767 cases of cardiovascular disease, 3,878 cases of coronary heart disease and 3,295 strokes in the group.

The research revolved around the fact that women who have an elevated exposure to pollution particles are more susceptible to cardiovascular concerns. But a slight twist within the research showed that women who are diabetic; their risk is twice as more than women who are not diabetic. Fox News maintains that 'for every additional 10 micrograms of pollution particle exposure, there was a 19 percent increase in the odds of cardiovascular disease and 23 percent increase in the odds of having a stroke'.

The tiny particles known as PM 2.5 are usually produced from power plants and vehicles that are casually inhaled and enter the bloodstream. Apart from that, based on the Journal of the American Heart Association 10 micrograms of these pollutants when inhaled can double the risk and can lead to a 44% increase in heart issues and 66% increase in heart strokes.

The readiness of air pollutants may enhance the risks of cardiovascular diseases, particularly for diabetic women. Since diabetes is an inflammatory disease, the small particles can significantly double the inflammation and amplify the risks of cardiac related issues.

Previous researches have validated how pollution has a substantial impact on health. A recent study has also shown that noise pollution might enhance the possibility of depression among people. Reconsidering your decision of living in a densely populated, metropolitan city, you may want to relocate to a much greener spot for air full of oxygen.

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