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ORIGINAL PAPER
 
 

Cadmium and hypertension in exposed workers: A meta-analysis

Nadia Nardone 1,  
Gianfranco Tomei 2, 3  ,  
 
1
Department of Anatomy, Histology, Medical-Legal and the Orthopaedics, Unit of Occupational Medicine, University of Rome ‘Sapienza’, Rome, Italy
2
Department of Psychiatric and Psychological Science, University of Rome ‘Sapienza’, Rome, Italy
3
Department of Psychiatric and Psychological Science, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy
Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2013;26(3):440–456
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ABSTRACT:
Objectives: In the general population, cadmium seems to be responsible for hypertension, atherosclerosis and an increase in acute coronary events. Therefore, the purpose of this meta-analysis was to analyze controlled studies conducted on cadmium and arterial pressure in occupationally-exposed workers. Materials and Methods: After analyzing all the relevant articles found in the literature, 6 publications were selected. Results: A higher prevalence of hypertension and higher values of systolic and diastolic blood pressure were recorded in the exposed subjects. Conclusions: Cadmium in occupationallyexposed individuals appears to induce an increase in systolic and diastolic blood pressure and an increase in the prevalence of hypertension.
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