Air pollution may increase risk of developing high blood pressure — study

New European research has found that exposure to air pollution and living in apartment blocks is linked with an increased risk of hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, which could also increase the risk of conditions such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Carried out by researchers at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, the new study looked at 1,354 participants living in private houses or multi-story houses in Kaunas City, the second largest city of Lithuania with a population of around 280,000. The researchers measured the participants' exposure to particulate matter (PM10), fine particulate matter (PM...

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