Scottish scientists discover dementia risk in air pollution



Environmental factors such as air pollution and lack of vitamin D may contribute to the risk of developing dementia, Scottish experts have claimed.
Dementia is known to be associated with genetics and lifestyle factors such as high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes, yet about a third of a person’s risk of developing the condition remains unknown.
Experts from Edinburgh University now think that everyday factors such as traffic fumes and lack of sunshine could be the missing link, after conducting the first major review into research on risks caused by our surroundings.
However, the team... read more

 
12 October 2016 in Health, Views: 42
Source: Scotsman
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