Interaction Between Air Pollution, Genetics May Create Significant Risk of Alzheimer’s

Interaction Between Air Pollution, Genetics May Create Significant Risk of Alzheimer’s
High levels of air pollution particles may increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older women, according to results of a new study. These particles, found in emissions from power plants and cars, increase the risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, by as much as 92%, especially in women with the ApoE4 gene variant, which has been associated with this disease. These findings also may have serious implications for the general population, as pollution is one of the world’s most profound issues. Researchers said pollution may account for nearly 21% of dementia cases. Results of the study were published in the journa
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