The very air you breathe may make you vulnerable to developing dementia, a new study suggests.

British researchers found that people exposed to higher levels of air pollution had 40 percent higher odds of developing dementia.

“We found that older patients across greater London who were living in areas with higher air pollution were more likely to be diagnosed with dementia in subsequent years,” said study author Iain Carey. He’s a senior lecturer in epidemiology at the University of London.

Carey said the increased risk persisted even after his team accounted for other factors that might increase dementia, such as smoking and diabetes.

Read more: https://www.health24.com/Medical/Dementia/News/smog-might-cloud-your-memory-20180921

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