List of dementia environmental risk factors drawn up

A shortlist of environmental factors that may contribute to the risk of developing dementia has been drawn up by experts. The list includes exposure to air pollution and a lack of vitamin D, although researchers warned that there are not yet any solid conclusions. It has been put together by Edinburgh University’s Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre. The centre believes future research should focus on the shortlist. Dementia is known to be associated with lifestyle factors such as high blood pressure in mid-life, smoking, diabetes, obesity, depression and low educational attainment, as well as genetic factors. But the Edinburgh researchers…
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