The risk for CVD and CHD increased with exposure to lead, arsenic, copper and cadmium, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in The BMJ.
Rajiv Chowdhury, PhD, principal researcher and associate professor in global health in the department of public health and primary care at University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, and colleagues analyzed data from 348,259 patients from 37 studies that assessed the effects of lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium and copper on the risk for CVD. Across the studies, there were 4,205 stroke events, 13,033 CHD events and 15,274 CVD events.
European Society of Cardiology Congress
Search Healio's robust listing of national and international medical meetings.
Tell us what you think about Healio.com »
Get the latest news and education delivered to your inbox
©2018 Healio All Rights Reserved.