Very Noisy Silent Killers

Living next to an airport runway or above Manhattan traffic can be annoying—and, worse, could lead to heart problems, according to mounting research into a “silent killer.”
 
One study found that people living near the Frankfurt airport had up to 7% percent higher risk of stroke than those living quieter neighborhoods.
 
The brain’s stress response to noise prompts inflammation in the lining of the blood vessels, disrupting blood flow and impairing other processes that can contribute to high blood pressure, plaque buildup in arteries, obesity, and diabetes.
 
The Atlantic

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