Chronic exposure to biomass fuel is associated with increased carotid artery intima-media thickness and a higher prevalence of atherosclerotic plaque.

@article{Painschab2013ChronicET,
  title={Chronic exposure to biomass fuel is associated with increased carotid artery intima-media thickness and a higher prevalence of atherosclerotic plaque.},
  author={Matthew S Painschab and Victor G. D{\'a}vila-Rom{\'a}n and Robert H. Gilman and Angel D Vasquez-Villar and Suzanne Lee Pollard and Robert A. Wise and Juan Jaime Miranda and William Checkley},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2013},
  volume={99 14},
  pages={984-91}
}
BACKGROUND Biomass fuels are used for cooking in the majority of rural households worldwide. While their use is associated with an increased risk of lung diseases and all-cause mortality, the effects on cardiovascular disease (CVD) are not well characterised. Exposure to biomass fuel smoke has been associated with lung-mediated inflammation and oxidative stress, which may increase the risk of atherosclerosis as evaluated by carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), carotid atherosclerotic plaque… CONTINUE READING

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