Navigation Links
Link Established Between Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution

A research study conducted by American researcher David A. Schwartz, gives us an insight about the relationship that is existing between development atherosclerosis and air pollution consisting of fine particles. //

the study was basically done on mice. Two sets of mice were taken; one set was feed high cholesterol diet and exposed to fine particle air pollution. The other set of mice were fed with high cholesterol diet and exposed to fresh, clean and filtered air. It was shown that plaque production was 1.5 times more in the first set than in the second set of experimental mice.

Plaque, a fatty deposit on the inner lining of the blood vessels, can predispose individuals to conditions such as heart attacks and strokes. The fine particle exposure also led to increased inflammation of the artery walls and reduced function of the artery wall's inner lining.

The study, published in the recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that the combination of fine particle pollution and high-fat diet can promote the development of atherosclerosis, and may explain why people who live in highly polluted areas have a higher risk of heart disease.

The findings are also important because the fine particle concentrations used in the study were well within the range of concentrations found in the air around major metropolitan areas.

The researchers did not observe significant differences in plaque production and artery wall inflammation in fine particle-exposed mice given the normal diet.

However, among mice given clean air, those on the high-fat diet had greater plaque production and artery wall inflammation than those given the normal diet. These results suggest that both diet and fine particle pollution contributed to the development of atherosclerosis in the mice.

"This is one of the first studies to demonstrate measurable changes in plaque production and artery inflammation f ollowing exposure to fine particle matter. These findings have important implications for the long-term impact of fine particle air pollution on urban populations," said researcher David A. Schwartz.

(edited ANI)
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Free Treatment Center Established In Chennai
2. Stem Cell Facility To Be Established In Chennai
3. Definite Genetic Link Between Diabetes And Obesity Established
4. Cafe Established To Overcome Winter Blues
5. Mental Health Court Established
6. Link Established Between Ecstasy and Depression
7. Cure For Autism Could Be Established Through Hamster Studies
8. Link Between Cell Phones Use and Brain Tumors Established
9. Link Established Between FSD and High Blood Pressure
10. Link Established—Assisted Fertilization Can Complicate Pregnanc
11. Scotlands First Stand-Alone Private Fertility Centre Established
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort ... holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain ... Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned ... receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and ... by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of ... AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair Minimum ... by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as the ... wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The company ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Norcross, Georgia (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... Year” awards today at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in ... who have authored journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) ... developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of grievous ... the closing of its previously announced underwritten public ... the public offering price of $18.75 per share. ... offered by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 The Academy of ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to ... entities that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move ... of new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions ... appear on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 According to a new ... Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, ... Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global ... the market for the forecast period of 2016 to ... Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: