Tuesday, September 8, 2009
High levels of lead in bone increase men’s risk of cardiovascular death
"Exposure to lead in the environment is associated with a sharply increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. In a new study, the risk of death from cardiovascular disease was almost six times higher in men with the highest concentrations of bone lead compared to men with the lowest concentrations. The risk of death from all causes was 2.5 times higher in men with the highest levels of lead compared to those with the lowest levels"