Dementia risk for people in most-polluted areas is 40 per cent higher, scientists warn

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The Telegraph—Living in a highly polluted area may increase the risk of dementia by as much as 40 per cent, a new study suggests.

Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study. 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 age of 85. The …