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Approved Research

Association of Noise Pollution and Cardiometabolic Disease

Principal Investigator: Dr Guang Hao
Approved Research ID: 69597
Approval date: January 25th 2021

Lay summary

Aims: To study the associations between noise pollution and cardiometabolic risk, and the roles of mental health and sleep quality in those associations.

Scientific rationale: The causes of cardiometabolic disease are complex and still not fully studied. Therefore, it is important to identify modifiable risk factors of cardiometabolic disease. Noise pollution is a common and under-recognized health risk. Traffic noise exposure is linked to cardiometabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, arterial hypertension, myocardial infarction, and stroke. However, the underlying mechanisms are not yet well understood.

Project duration: 24 month

Public health impact: Our research will clarify the associations between noise pollution and cardiometabolic disease, and the roles of mental health and sleep quality using this large cohort of UK biobank. The findings may help to build evidence-based strategies to reduce the burden of cardiometabolic disease.