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City air won’t dampen workout benefits

Research we’re watching Good news for urban dwellers: the heart benefits of your workout aren’t canceled out by health risks caused by car exhaust fumes in the city air you breathe. A study in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that regular workouts still reduce the risk of heart attack even when people are regularly exposed to moderate to high levels of air pollution caused by traffic. Air pollution is known…

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