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Extreme Temperatures Linked to Cardiovascular Disease Deaths

A new report in the American Heart Association examines the connection between extreme temperatures and cardiovascular disease death (CVD). The research was based on observations of weather and CVD mortality in Brisbane, Australia between 1996 and 2004. “The exposure–response curve between temperature and years of life lost was U-shaped, with… a sharper rise at extremes of heat than of cold.” The study determined that increased years of life lost due to CVD are associated with both cold and hot extreme temperatures.

Read it in the American Heart Association.