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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