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Air Pollution Changes During Beijing Olympics Linked To Systemic Inflammation And Thrombosis Changes

A study featured in the May 16 edition of JAMA shows that changes in air pollution during the 2008 Beijing Olympics were related to changes in biomarkers of systemic inflammation and thrombosis, in addition to measure of cardiovascular physiology in healthy young people. The study's background information states: "Air pollution is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), but the mechanisms by which air pollution leads to CVD is not well understood.
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Systemic Inflammation Caused By Breathing Polluted Air May Be Communicated To The Central Nervous System

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

Long-term exposure to air pollution can lead to physical changes in the brain, as well as learning and memory problems and even depression, new research in mice suggests. While other studies have shown the damaging effects of pollut... Read Post

Study shows link between inflammation in maternal blood and schizophrenia in offspring

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 days ago)

Maternal inflammation as indicated by the presence in maternal blood of early gestational C-reactive protein—an established inflammatory biomarker—appears to be associated with greater risk for schizophrenia in offspring, according ... Read Post

Air pollution level changes in Beijing linked with biomarkers of cardiovascular disease

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, changes in air pollution were associated with changes in biomarkers of systemic inflammation and thrombosis (formation of blood clot) as well as measures of cardiovascular physiology in healthy youn... Read Post


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