Studies Of Heart Disease, Environment Need Better Methods, Researcher Says

Posted On April 11, 2016
Categories Featured, School News

Future studies into how socioeconomic factors such as poverty and unemployment, along with air pollution, influence heart disease could benefit from standardized metrics and inclusion of more diverse populations, according to a study led by a researcher at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

While current research suggests that social factors as well as exposure to air pollutants, such as particulate matter and ozone, are associated with heart disease, the literature examining joint effects is “still relatively small,” the study noted.