A new Swedish study has warned that the amount of traffic noise we hear may increase our risk for developing a belly bulge.
We have always known that traffic noise are very irritating………………..but how far we are aware of its side effect on our health???
Omg!!! Its increasing at an alarming rate……………
“Exposure to traffic noise is increasing because of ongoing urbanization and increasing traffic volumes.”
People living near high-traffic areas may have a higher risk of developing extra fat around their midsection, according to a recent study.
But people with street-side apartments need not fear bursting through their jeans anytime soon.
Exposure to a combination of such noise may pose the greatest risk of acquiring a spare tyre, otherwise known as central obesity, and thought to be one of the most harmful types of fat deposition around the body………………..The researchers assessed how much road traffic, rail, and aircraft noise 5075 people living in five suburban and rural areas around Stockholm, Sweden, had been exposed to since 1999.
Multiple noise and honking are much harmful as compared to other noise
The more sources of noise pollution a person was exposed to at the same time, the greater their risk of central obesity seemed to be. Age was an influential factor, with associations between central obesity and road traffic noise only found for those below the age of 60……………
Since the study was observational, no definitive conclusions could be drawn about cause and effect.
That time is also not far when we need to escape to some other planet to stay safe and healthy.
By :- Namrata Sharma (Subeditor Teennews1 network team)