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Last Posted: Nov 14, 2023
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Prioritizing the Exposome to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Burden.
Erica S Spatz et al. JAMA Cardiol 2023 11

From the paper: "There is an imperative to address the exposome in efforts to advance health equity, requiring a combination of research and action. In focusing on environmental exposures that are not only measurable but modifiable (eg, reducing street temperatures by increasing green spaces and planting trees that give shade), there is an opportunity to derive the direct benefits (eg, fewer cardiac arrests and strokes, higher well-being) while addressing societal disparities and racism (eg, prioritizing minoritized communities that have been failed by discriminatory investments in landscape and housing) "

The contribution of the exposome to the burden of cardiovascular disease.
Thomas Münzel et al. Nat Rev Cardiol 2023 5

The exposome describes the harmful biochemical and metabolic changes that occur in our body owing to the totality of different environmental exposures throughout the life course, which ultimately lead to adverse health effects and premature deaths. In this Review, we describe the exposome concept with a focus on environmental physical and chemical exposures and their effects on the burden of cardiovascular disease. We discuss selected exposome studies and highlight the relevance of the exposome concept for future health research as well as preventive medicine.

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