October 21, 2004
Study: Traffic Boosts Heart Attack Risk
Does heavy traffic make you feel all sweaty and tight in the chest? It could be more than road rage: It could be a heart attack.
People prone to a heart attack face triple their usual risk as a result of traffic, whether they are in cars, on bicycles or on mass transit, according to a German study. A German study finds that heavy traffic can triple the risk of a heart attack. The researchers put most of the blame on polluted air.
Posted by Tom Troceen