Arsenic Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke

…according to an article at MedPageToday. What kind of heart disease? Coronary artery disease.

The quote the president-elect of the American Heart Association: 

But, he cautioned, “it’s very important to realize that the absolute level of risk is still far lower than what has been seen with high blood pressure, diabetes, cigarette smoking, or cholesterol elevation.”

 

“I would not want folks to say if we simply reduced the arsenic in our drinking water, we’d get rid of coronary heart disease,” he told MedPage Today. “It’s not that simple.”

 

The article is based on a study of 3,500 American Indians in three states. Whether results apply to other ethnic groups is unknown.

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