Is Noise From Heavy Traffic Making You Fat?
Traffic noise could partly be to blame if you're overweight. A new study says living next to busy roads could contribute to weight gain.By Ryan Biek | May 26, 2015
If your diet isn't working and you live next to a road with heavy traffic, researchers are saying noise could be your problem. Yep. You heard right.
A new study published in the British Medical Journal found living next to a busy road can be a significant risk for obesity because of noise pollution. As the New Zealand Herald notes, this is the first finding linking noise pollution to fat accumulation.
"Researchers say traffic can cause a lot of stress levels to go up, prompting the body to produce more fat because your body thinks it's preparing for a time of crisis when food might be scarce," Ainsley Earhardt of Fox News said.