Study finds link between air pollution and stroke risk

March 25, 2015 6:24 PM

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"Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of stroke," BBC News reports, prompted by a large global study in The BMJ. Researchers found an association even with brief upsurges in air pollution levels.

In this study, the researchers summarised all the relevant research published on the topic worldwide. This showed stroke risk was higher on the day of an increase in air pollution and the days immediately after. They also found the effect of pollution was stronger in lower-income countries such as C...

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