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Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

PARIS, France (AFP) 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 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 [ ]

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