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Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia – study

PARIS, France -- Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published Wednesday. The link remained even after heavy drinking, smoking and other well-established risk factors for dementia were ruled out, the researchers reported in the medical journal BMJ Open. Worldwide, about seven percent of people over 65 suffer from Alzheimer s or some form of dementia, a percentage that rises to 40 percent above the age of 85. The number affli

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