Air pollutants can affect cardiometabolic health even at low levels, but diet may mitigate the outcomes

Exposure to air pollutants, even at very low concentrations, was associated with adverse changes in cardiometabolic risk factors in a recent Finnish study. The main pollutant affecting these risk factors was particulate matter, which can be emitted from traffic and wood burning, among other sources. Interestingly, diet quality appeared to modify several associations of pollutants with cardiometabolic health.

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