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Where you live could determine how much weight you gain in middle age

“Similar associations were also observed for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3).”

However, women who exercised more were less affected by the pollution.

“Weaker associations of PM2.5 and NO2 with body composition were observed in participants who engaged in more physical activity,” the report says.

The study concludes:”Our analyses provide evidence that exposure to PM2.5, NO2, and O3, is adversely associated with body composition, including higher fat mass, higher proportional fat mass, and lower lean mass, highlighting their potential contribution to obesity.”

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