Road traffic noise could heighten risk of hypertension: Study

Updated: Mar 25 2023 6:47PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (PTI) Exposure to road traffic noise could elevate the risk of developing hypertension, according to a new study.

The risk was found, by researchers, to increase in tandem with the noise "dose". These associations were found to be held true even when researchers adjusted for exposure to fine particles and nitrogen dioxide.

The researchers at the American College of Cardiology, US, found this through a prospective study, conducted using UK Biobank data from more than 240,000 people, aged 40 to 69 years, without hypertension at baseline.