We all know that pollution give rise to several diseases especially that related to lungs. A University of Alberta scientist says obese individuals who are at risk of diabetes are in danger of cardiovascular attacks when exposed to pollution.
Jim Russell, a researcher at the University’s Alberta Institute for Human Nutrition, claims his study to be the first direct proof of a relationship between cardiovascular problems and pollution from power plants or diesel exhaust emissions. And that it has major implications for public health and environmental policy.
Scientists compared obese rats that are insulin resistant too, with lean and metabolically normal rats.
Using particles collected near a power plant burning low-sulfur residual oil, arteries of both rat groups were exposed to the pollution. On the second exposure, the arteries of the obese rats contracted directly and “very strongly,” as compared to the lean rats.
Via: Science Daily