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A proximity to major roads can increase risk of hypertension

Authors/ source/ publisher
Brown University
Date added to library 03 October 2014
Year published
2014
Country where item was produced
USA
Abstract
Researchers from Brown University have found that risk of hypertension grew the closer post-menopausal women were to major roads. In epidemiological terms, a 58-year old woman living close to a major road would have a similar risk of high blood pressure as a 60-year old woman who lived farther away. In future, planners should bear this research in mind when considering new roads or towns, to avoid causing people greater risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.