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Scientists find link between air pollution and high cholesterol

By Elaine Schmidt

Published Aug 20, 2007 2:21 PM

UCLA scientists recently came up with one more good reason why people living and working in Los Angeles should keep their cholesterol levels in check.

They found a link between air pollution — diesel exhaust — and atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, which significantly increases one's risk for heart attack and stroke. In other words, if you have high cholesterol, stay away from air pollution.

Read the full article on UCLA Today.