Environment may increase Alzheimer’s risk
Environmental factors such as air pollution and a lack of vitamin D may raise the risk of developing dementia but more research is required, according to experts. Pesticides and minerals found in drinking water are also on a new shortlist of possible causes of the mental illness.
Dr Rosa Sancho, head of research at Alzheimer's Research UK, said: "Dementia is one of the most feared conditions and public interest in what might influence dementia risk is understandably high. "This new analysis of existing studies has identified a shortlist of environmental factors that could be... read more