Loud noise boosts blood pressure, study finds

February 13, 2008 1:29:54 PM PST
Living near a major airport could take a toll on blood pressure while sleeping.

A new study found that the louder the noise, the more likely blood pressure will go up. Researchers based their findings after studying a group of people who lived near London's Heathrow Airport, as well as airports in Athens, Milan and Stockholm.

Blood pressure also rose in people who were exposed to noisy traffic and other sources.

You can read more about this study in the European Heart Journal.