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Road Noise Revs Up Stroke Risk, Danish Cancer Society Study



1/26/2011 6:28:03 AM

MedPageToday -- Living near a noisy road appears to predict higher stroke risk, particularly for older adults, Danish researchers found. Overall stroke risk rose a significant 14% for every 10 dB increase in residential exposure to road traffic noise and 27% per 10 dB among those over 64.5 years old, Mette Sørensen, MSc, PhD, of the Danish Cancer Society in Copenhagen, and colleagues reported online in the European Heart Journal.

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