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Heart Health

16 March 2009

Traffic can be heartbreaking

The decline in highway traffic brought on by the spike in gas prices may be a boon to heart health.

The decline in highway traffic that was brought on by the spike in gas prices may be a boon to heart health.

Among the latest evidence: a German study published recently in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, which found that people who live near heavy traffic are more likely to develop atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, which can boost the risk of heart disease.


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