Harvard Heart Letter

Traffic noise linked to higher heart disease risk

Research we’re watching Roaring jets, rumbling trains, and revving automobiles may have a detrimental effect on your cardiovascular health. According to a review article in the Feb. 13, 2018, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, many studies have observed a connection between transportation-related noise and a slightly higher risk of high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, stroke, and heart failure. The association persists even after adjustment for possible confounding factors, such as…

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