Fine Particulate Air Pollution and the Progression of Carotid Intima-Medial Thickness: A Prospective Cohort Study from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution

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Adar, Sara D. ; Sheppard, Lianne ; Vedal, Sverre ; Polak, Joseph F. ; Sampson, Paul D. ; Diez Roux, Ana V. ; Budoff, Matthew ; Jacobs, David R. ; Barr, R. Graham ; Watson, Karol ; Kaufman, Joel D. (2013)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS Medicine, volume 10, issue 4 (issn: 1549-1277, eissn: 1549-1676)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001430, pmc: PMC3637008
  • Subject: Research Article | Earth Sciences | Atmospheric Science | Atmospheric Chemistry | Air Quality | Medicine | Cardiovascular | Atherosclerosis | Epidemiology | Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology | Environmental Epidemiology | Public Health | Environmental Health

In a prospective cohort study, Sara Adar and colleagues find that decreasing levels of fine particulate matter in multiple US urban areas are associated with slowed progression of intima-medial thickness, a surrogate measure of atherosclerosis.