A new research has found that young adults, who live in a polluted city, have a higher risk of getting cardiovascular diseases as compared to other adults who reside in less polluted cities.
The research conducted by European Society of Cardiology measured blood pressure, heart rate and blood levels of inflammatory markers including C-reactive protein (CRP), high sensitivity CRP (hsCRP), homocysteine and fibrinogen of 826 randomly selected healthy young adults living in polluted as well as non-polluted cities aged 16 to 22 years.
The study observed significantly higher levels of CRP, hsCRP, homocysteine and fibrinogen levels in polluted city as compared to less-polluted ones.
Dr Krzysztof Bryniarski from Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum in Krakow, Poland, who led the study, said that with their study they wanted to know what impact long term air pollution was having on the cardiovascular health of young adults.
Bryniarski added that the research concluded that young adults living in polluted cities were at greater risk of having a heart attack in future as the inflammatory process already starts.