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Pollution effects minimized by blood-pressure drugs

A study by Harvard researchers involving hundreds of elderly men indicates that high blood pressure medication may have a protective effect against the damage caused by air pollution. Research shows that the incidence of deaths from heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular problems increases on days when there is a high level of air pollution. Calcium-channel blockers especially and beta-blockers are believed to alleviate the effects of the pollution. However, it is believed that there should still be great emphasis on pollution reduction.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Los Angeles Times

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About: Pollution effects minimized by blood-pressure drugs

Date: 18 December 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

Author: Marla Cone


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