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Living near convenience stores could increase risk of atherosclerosis
eMediNexus,  20 February 2019
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A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has shown a 34% increase in the likelihood of developing atherosclerosis with each 10% increase in nearby convenience stores. In the study, researchers examined 10-year data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study and compared changes in CAC results over that time to changes in the percentage of convenience stores and fast food restaurants within about 2 miles of the participants house.
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