alexa Diabetes, obesity, and hypertension may enhance associations between air pollution and markers of systemic inflammation.


Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

Author(s): Dubowsky SD, Suh H, Schwartz J, Coull BA, Gold DR

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Abstract Airborne particulate matter (PM) may lead to increased cardiac risk through an inflammatory pathway. Therefore, we investigated associations between ambient PM and markers of systemic inflammation among repeated measures from 44 senior citizens (>/= 60 years of age) and examined susceptibility by conditions linked to chronic inflammation. Mixed models were used to identify associations between concentrations of fine PM [aerodynamic diameter This article was published in Environ Health Perspect and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

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