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Researchers identify more factors tied to 40% of dementia cases

Air pollution, excessive alcohol intake and traumatic brain injury have joined nine other risk factors accounting for nearly 40% of dementia cases worldwide, according to a report in The Lancet. Researchers said that dementia risk factors can be addressed through air pollution reduction, smoking and head injury prevention, maintenance of 130 mm Hg or lower systolic blood pressure and hearing aid use.

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