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Living Near Major Roads May Shorten Heart Attack Survival
Date:5/7/2012

ty of housing to major roadways should be considered when new communities are planned," Mittleman said. "From an individual point of view, people may lessen the absolute risk of living near a roadway by paying attention to the general [heart attack] prevention measures, including quitting smoking, eating a heart-healthy diet, exercising regularly and keeping blood pressure and cholesterol under control."

While the study found a link between proximity to major roads and mortality, it did not prove that one leads to the other.

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The World Health Organization has more about air pollution and health.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Circulation, news release, May 7, 2012


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