Diesel Pollution May Damage the Heart

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 — Pollution from diesel engines may cause heart damage, a British study suggests.
“There is strong evidence that particulate matter emitted mainly from diesel road vehicles is associated with increased risk of heart attack, heart failure and death,” said lead author Dr. Nay Aung, a cardiologist and research fellow at Queen Mary University of London.
Aung’s team reviewed data from more than 4,200 people in the United Kingdom. The study participants had undergone magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the heart. The researchers then calculated average diesel pollution exposure based on the study participants’ home addresses.
Although the study wasn’t designed to prove cause-and-effect, the researchers think the pollution stimulates an…
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