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Heart Health

01 November 2010

Heart attacks linked to plane noise

Exposure to loud aircraft noise over a long period of time may increase the risk of a heart attack, according to researchers at the University of Bern.

Exposure to loud aircraft noise over a long period of time may increase the risk of a heart attack, according to researchers at the University of Bern who analysed a data record of 4.5 million people over the age of 30.

Further studies aim to determine whether the observed link between aircraft noise and heart attacks is causal in nature. The analysis by Swiss researchers did not take other risk factors such as smoking or cholesterol levels into account.

 

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