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Long-term air pollution exposure, CVD linked to higher dementia risk

Researchers examined about 3,000 seniors, average age of 74, who were followed for as many as 11 years and found a correlation between long-term air pollution exposure and elevated odds of dementia, and the association was increased by coronary heart disease, ischemic heart disease and heart failure. The findings, published in JAMA Neurology, also showed that almost 50% of air pollution-related dementia incidents were due to stroke.

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