Environmental pollutants, such as dioxins, pesticides, associated with atherosclerosis according to scientists from the University of Uppsala in Sweden. Atherosclerosis is the main cause of cardiovascular disease, which in turn are the most frequent cause of death among the population of industrialized countries.
The researchers measured the levels of persistent and long-lived environmental toxins in the blood 1000 Swedes, and used ultrasound to assess the presence of atherosclerosis in the arteries of the participants in the experiment.
It was found that increasing the level of organic toxins and atherosclerosis there is a clear relation. Long-lived environmental toxicants may be involved in the occurrence of atherosclerosis, and thereby lead to death in the future from a heart disease.
Not only in Sweden but also in many countries of the world, many toxic substances are prohibited, however, due to the long period of their life they are still in the environment. Every day we ingest these substances from food, inhalation of dust, and gradually their level in our body grows, and the older we get, the more painful it affects our arteries.