A study out of West Virginia found that estrogen may protect post menopausal women’s hearts against against the effects of air pollution that causes atherosclerosis (stiff vessels) in the heart. (So far, the study is just in lab animals). Okay…but let’s back track a bit.
Almost no one likes the fumes of diesel…it makes me dizzy and nauseated. But this study is actually pointing to January 2007 federally funded study of 65,893 women found that the fine grit in polluted air boosts the risk of heart disease in women who have gone through menopause.
That study found that:
Older women are at significantly higher risk for heart problems caused by air pollution than other people.