Noise Full

Health & Nutrition - - HEALTH FLASH -

Chronic ex­po­sure to ex­cess noise may in­crease the risk of heart dis­ease and stroke by ac­ti­vat­ing a brain re­gion in­volved in stress re­sponse, a study has warned. This re­sponse, in turn, pro­motes blood ves­sel in­flam­ma­tion, said re­searchers at Mass­a­chu­setts Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal in the US. The find­ings re­veal that peo­ple with the high­est lev­els of chronic noise ex­po­sure – such as high­way and air­port noise – had an in­creased risk of suf­fer­ing car­dio­vas­cu­lar events such as heart at­tacks and strokes, re­gard­less of other risks.

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