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Air pollution and heart problems, Mediteranean diet

Postby Lightening Bug » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:13 pm

Found an interesting study about the relation of air pollution to heart problems. The researchers also found people who eat the Mediterranean diet had a lower reaction to air pollution.

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.035742

From the article -

Results:

For fine particulate matter, we observed elevated and significant associations with cardiovascular disease (hazard ratio [HR] per 10 μg/m3, 1.13; 95% CI, 1.08–1.18), ischemic heart disease (HR, 1.16; 95% CI, 1.10–1.23), and cerebrovascular disease (HR, 1.15; 95% CI, 1.03–1.28). For nitrogen dioxide, we found significant associations with cardiovascular disease (HR per 10 ppb, 1.06; 95% CI, 1.04–1.08) and ischemic heart disease (HR, 1.08; 95% CI, 1.05–1.11). Analyses indicated that Mediterranean diet modified these relationships, as those with a higher alternative Mediterranean Diet Index score had significantly lower rates of cardiovascular disease mortality associated with long-term air pollution exposure (P-interaction<0.05).
Conclusions:

A Mediterranean diet reduced cardiovascular disease mortality risk related to long-term exposure to air pollutants in a large prospective US cohort. Increased consumption of foods rich in antioxidant compounds may aid in reducing the considerable disease burden associated with ambient air pollution.


Thought some of you would find this of interest.

Take care. :D
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