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Diabetes and Heart Disease Patients Should Avoid Traffic

Dec 11, 2014
 

Obese people and those with diabetes or heart disease should stay at home during rush hour, say scientists who warn ‘traffic pollution aggravates health conditions.’  The traffic fumes can not only aggravate existing poor health conditions, but have been found to contribute to the causes of diseases, they said. Air pollution can exacerbate the development of both high blood pressure and impaired insulin sensitivity. Doctors should advise people in these at-risk groups to avoid pollution, the researchers said. According to Professor Robert Storey, Sheffield University, "There is now ‘ample’ evidence air pollution is associated with long term illness and death from cardiovascular diseases." European Heart Journal, Dec 2014