A study finds the risk of cardiovascular diseases with the combination of noise and urban traffic and air pollution
Earlier studies linked
A current study by the researchers at Imperial College London shows an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases in an individual with the combination of noise and air pollution found in cities or urban areas.
Patient's risk of contracting heart disease will be assessed with the blood biological marker levels. The researchers analyzed data from 144,000 adults by comparing traffic-related air and noise pollution they were exposed to blood biological marker levels. Researchers tested individual's blood for markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP). Inflammation caused due to stress will be indicated in the C-reactive protein (CRP). This condition may lead to heart diseases if this condition is not treated. They also took readings of lipids, triglycerides and blood sugar levels (risk factors for heart diseases).
Results show an association between combined traffic-related air and noise pollution to increased risk of the development of cardiovascular diseases. This study indicates noise pollution is an independent risk factor for the increased risk of heart disease. They found an increase in blood sugar levels by 0.3 percent with every five decibels increase in noise levels. They also found that for every 10g/m2 increase in air pollution (without factoring noise pollution) was linked to
This study provides scientific evidence indicating traffic-related air and noise pollution are bad for the health of an individual. Author of the study was Dr. Yutong Cai, the Imperial College London and co-author of the study was Dr. Susan Hodgson also from the Imperial College London. The study findings were published in the European Heart Journal.
Ginger fights body metabolic syndrome, fat, obesity and diabetes
A study by researchers at China Agricultural University, Beijing, China shows protection and beneficial effects against diabetes or high sugar levels, obesity and cardiovascular diseases with ginger consumption along with the food and drink or as ginger supplements. Researchers studied the health effects of ginger with ginger capsules, in powder form dissolved in beverages and in tablets. Researchers analyzed the findings of 60 studies performed with animals and humans and came to above conclusion.
Authors of the study say ginger contains phytochemicals and antioxidants. This spice ingredient has long usage history as a herbal medicine to treat a number of ailments. Ginger is a non-pharmaceutical option to treat metabolic syndrome. The researchers found ginger's positive role in
Authors of the study says the above benefits are stronger in test tube studies and in animals when compared with humans. Only few human clinical studies were conducted due to lack of funds and due to ginger's complex chemical composition. But the research studies did not result in right ginger formulation and ginger dosage to get clinical benefits to humans and they yet to recommend specific ginger dosage. They say including ginger won't hurt health of an individual but improves health of an individual. The study findings were published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
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