Living in a noisy environment increases stroke risk


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Living in a noisy area appears to increase one’s risk of having a severe stroke. - AFP

New research has found that living in a noisy area appears to increase an individual’s risk of suffering a more severe ischaemic stroke, whereas living close to green spaces could decrease the risk.

Carried out by Spanish and American researchers, the new study looked at nearly 3,000 ischaemic stroke patients treated at Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, between 2005 and 2014, and their exposure to noise, air pollution and green areas.

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