Fine particulate air pollution and the progression of carotid intima-medial thickness: a prospective cohort study from the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis and air pollution
OPEN PLoS medicine | 3 May 2013
SD Adar, L Sheppard, S Vedal, JF Polak, PD Sampson, AV Diez Roux, M Budoff, DR Jacobs, RG Barr, K Watson and JD Kaufman
Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been linked to cardiovascular disease, possibly via accelerated atherosclerosis. We examined associations between the progression of the intima-medial thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery, as an indicator of atherosclerosis, and long-term PM2.5 concentrations in participants from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).
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