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Scientists Finding Most Obscure Reasons For Heart Disease

Posted Jan 07 2011 2:24pm
Studded tyre

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Over the years, many theories have been suggested for environmental accelerants of heart disease.  From a lack of brushing your teeth to vitamin deficiency to vitamin overdose to non-stick pans.  We have never had a shortage of studies to vaguely prove or disprove these crazy theories.

Today I heard one of the most outrageous theories thus far.  Researchers in Sweden feel strongly that studded tires make a person more prone to heart disease.  Yes…you read that right…studded tires.  This winter necessity for several northern states is believed to stir up too much asphalt pollution.  The pollution breathed in by the lungs can apparently cause significant lung and heart disease.

I don’t believe this theory will lead to any major changes in heart disease research.  It’s possible though that a few lawmakers will take this study and run with it.  Who knows what they will think of next?

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