Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, May 23rd, 2005
Study 1: A recent report describes the effects of air pollution on heart rate variability.
According to published research from the United States, "Reduced heart rate variability (HRV), a marker of poor cardiac autonomic function, has been associated with air pollution, especially fine particulate matter [<2.5 mcm in aerodynamic diameter (PM2.5 )]. We examined the relationship between HRV [standard deviation of normal-to-normal intervals (SDNN), power in high frequency (HE) and low frequency (LF), and LF:HF ratio] and ambient air...
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