Long-Term Exposure to Airborne Particles and Arterial Stiffness: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

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O’Neill, Marie S.; Diez-Roux, Ana V.; Auchincloss, Amy H.; Shen, Mingwu; Lima, João A.; Polak, Joseph F.; Barr, R. Graham; Kaufman, Joel; Jacobs, David R.; (2011)
  • Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives,volume 119,issue 6,pages844-851 (issn: 0091-6765, eissn: 1552-9924)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1289/ehp.0901524, pmc: PMC3114821
  • Subject: arterial stiffness | epidemiology | air pollution | environmental air pollutants | Research

Background Increased arterial stiffness could represent an intermediate subclinical outcome in the mechanistic pathway underlying associations between average long-term pollution exposure and cardiovascular events. Objective We hypothesized that 20 years of exposure to ... View more