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Dirty Air Could Be Raising Your Alzheimer's Risk

THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- People exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution are more likely to have more amyloid plaques in their brain, a condition associated with Alzheimer’s disease, a new study finds.

Seniors were nearly twice as likely to have more amyloid plaques if, in the year before their death, they lived in places with high concentrations of particle pollution caused by traffic, results show.

Those with higher exposure in the three years before death were 87% more likely to have higher levels of plaques, the researchers added.

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