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Heart Study Suggests City Center Pollution Doubles Risk of Calcium Build-Up in Arteries

(Science Daily)  City centre residents who took part in a study were almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery calcification (CAC), which can lead to heart disease, than people who lived in less polluted urban and rural areas, according to research…
Key findings included:
·         CAC was more common in people living in city centres, rather than urban or rural areas -- in men (69% v 56%), women (42% v 30%), 50 year-olds (48% v 32%) and 60 year-olds (61% v 53%).
·         When the researchers looked at the odds ratio, this showed that people living in city centres were 80% more likely to develop CAC than those living in urban or rural areas.
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