Bel Marra Health Reports Where You Live can be Hard on Your Heart

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Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that shows highway traffic could be linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure.

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Bel Marra Health Reports Where You Live can be Hard on Your Heart

A new study by the Brown University School of Public Health, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, has discovered a link between proximity to traffic and high blood pressure.

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Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that shows highway traffic could be linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure.

As Bel Marra Health reports in its article (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/heart-health/why-where-you-live-could-be-destroying-your-heart/), traffic noise and exhaust are not just hard on the nerves, but also on physical health—when you live near a high-traffic roadway.

A new study by the Brown University School of Public Health, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, has discovered a link between proximity to traffic and high blood pressure.

Researchers found that among more than 5,000 postmenopausal women living in California’s San Diego County, those who lived within 109 yards of a busy road experienced a 22 percent greater risk of developing high blood pressure. That’s compared to women living at least half a mile away.

To make sure they were testing the association between proximity to a highway and blood pressure, researchers also took into account other factors like age, ethnicity, education, income, cholesterol level, weight and height, as well as overall physical activity.

Of course, the study doesn’t prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that living near a highway causes high blood pressure. It only reveals an association between the two. Still, because most Americans now live in urban areas – that’s roughly 80 percent – understanding the health effects of urban living is key, whether it is for the good of the community or for public health officials and city planners.

Generally, high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and premature death from heart disease. The good news is there are plenty of preventative measures an individual can take to lower blood pressure, that don’t involve packing up and moving.

Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “Try exercising regularly. It may feel like a big adjustment if you are used to sitting down a lot of the time. But start small and work up to at least 30 minutes every day.”

Similarly, reducing sodium can reduce blood pressure by 2 to 8 mm Hg. Limiting alcohol and tobacco products, as well as secondhand smoke, is also recommended.

(SOURCE: Orenstein D., “Hypertension risk rises closer to major roadways,” Brown University, October 2014, https://news.brown.edu/articles/2014/10/traffic)

Bel Marra Health is the maker of Heart Rescue, a high-quality nutritional supplement to help support and maintain heart health. All ingredients are backed with scientific evidence. Every product is tested for safety, quality and purity at every stage of the manufacturing process.

Bel Marra Health products are produced only in Health Canada approved facilities to ensure our customers are getting top-quality products. For more information on Bel Marra Health visit http://www.belmarrahealth.com or call 1-866-531-0466.

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