Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 06, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports an interesting new study that shows the effect of traffic noise on heart attack risk.
Living next to a busy, noisy highway may not just be annoying it may increase your risk of having a heart attack according to new research.
A study published in PLoS ONE followed over 50,000 participants (50-64 years of age) in Denmark over a period of 10 years. During this time, there were 1,600 heart attack cases. Participants were exposed to varying levels of road noise ranging from 42 to 84 decibels. Participants that lived closest to the noisiest locations (being exposed to 60 dB of road noise), had higher body mass index (BMI), lower education levels, smoked more, ate less fruits and vegetables, were less active and had an increased prevalence of diabetes compared to participants that lived in quieter areas.
When looking at the participants that suffered a heart attack it was found that they were exposed to more traffic noise and air pollution. Additionally, they were heavier, smoked and drank more, had higher blood pressure and cholesterol levels and had a higher prevalence of diabetes. Being exposed to 10dB higher road noise was found to be associated with a 12% increased risk of heart attack, which shows a dose-response relationship.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “With increased levels of urbanization, communities will continue to be developed closer and closer to busy roads. It is vital that individuals keep this current research in mind when purchasing a home in an effort to make the best decision for their health.”
CEO of Bel Marra Health, Jim Chiang says, “Having a heart attack can be a life changing event and can possibly be fatal. Also, while it may seem drastic, based on the results of this recent study, you may want to consider moving if you live close to a noisy highway in an effort to decrease your chance of suffering from a heart attack.”
(SOURCE: “PLoS One”, Road Traffic Noise and Incident Myocardial Infarction: A Prospective Cohort Study, June 2012)
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