Ambient Air Pollution and the Progression of Atherosclerosis in Adults

  title={Ambient Air Pollution and the Progression of Atherosclerosis in Adults},
  author={Nino K{\"u}nzli and Michael Jerrett and Raquel Garc{\'i}a-Esteban and Xavier Basaga{\~n}a and Bernardo Beckermann and Frank D Gilliland and Merce Medina and John J. Peters and Howard N. Hodis and Wendy J. Mack},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Cross-sectional studies suggest an association between exposure to ambient air pollution and atherosclerosis. We investigated the association between outdoor air quality and progression of subclinical atherosclerosis (common carotid artery intima-media thickness, CIMT). METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We examined data from five double-blind randomized trials that assessed effects of various treatments on the change in CIMT. The trials were conducted in the Los Angeles area. Spatial… CONTINUE READING
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