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Major Triggers of Heart Attack: Alcohol, Coffee — and Sitting in Traffic

Mittwoch 2. März 2011 von htm

We all know that high cholesterol, obesity and high blood pressure can increase the risk of having a heart attack. On the behavioral side, triggers include getting angry, exerting yourself and feeling stressed. But none of these individual risk factors account for as many heart attacks as population-level influences like the quality of the air we breathe, a new review study finds.
To calculate how population-wide environmental factors stack up against more individual risks for heart attacks, researchers in Belgium and Switzerland extrapolated data from 36 studies that analyzed various triggers, including caffeine, physical exertion, heavy meals, anger and even cocaine use. The study authors then came up with a rough ranking of which factors contributed the most to heart attacks in a population. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 02/28/11) healthland.time.com, 02/24/11 Comment: Air pollution has never been a confounding risk in alcohol research. An other factor to question the validity of positive health results.

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