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A research team writing in the New England Journal of Medicine found that running or jogging while being exposed to diesel exhaust caused a reduction in the amount of blood reaching the heart.

This may explain why more people are admitted to clinics and hospitals with heart problems, including heart attack, on days when air pollution is at a higher level. The effects may be even worse when runners and joggers are exposed to other forms of air pollution in addition to diesel fumes. The authors stress that runners and joggers should not stop what they are doing, but simply to do it in areas of low or no traffic.

Tags: Health, Running

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