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Exposure to Traffic Noise May Raise Your Risk of Obesity

A worrisome study sheds new light on the health hazards of noise pollution.
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The list of concerns around noise pollution is growing longer and wider, as a new study in Occupational and Environmental Medicine reveals an association between exposure to high decibels of road, rail, and air traffic sound and a risk of developing excess fat around the abdomen.  

Researchers from Sweden’s Institute of Environmental Medicine conducted a multi-year survey of 5,075 people living in suburban and rural areas around Stockholm, all of whom had been involved in a previous study on diabetes risk factors.