Particulate matter air pollution poses higher cardiovascular risk for diabetic women

The link between cardiovascular disease and short and long-term exposure to particulate matter air pollution is well established.  For one example, see our mid-November blog post, Two new studies show that short term exposure to particulate matter causes heart attacks and other acute cardiovascular problems.

Unfortunately the more than 9 percent of women with diabetes face even higher risks from long term exposure than the rest of us.

Source: Fox News Health
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For more information, see:

Women With Type 2 Diabets Face Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Tied to Pollution – Risk increases also seen among older women and obese women, MedPage Today

Pollution increases health risks for diabetic women, Medical News Today

For women with diabetes, air pollution has higher heart risks, Fox News Health

Effect Modification of Long‐Term Air Pollution Exposures and the Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Disease in US Women, Journal of the American Heart Association (Abstract)