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HEALTH

Pollution can put you at increased risk of Alzheimer’s

By: Keerthi Mohan

It is a well-known fact that pollution has a bad effect on the overall health of a person, but a new study has revealed that young adults living in polluted areas are at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s. “Alzheimer’s disease hallmarks start in childhood in polluted environments, and we must implement effective preventative measures early,” Lilian Calderon-Garciduenas from University of Montana in the US was quoted as saying by the media. “It is useless to take reactive actions decades later,” Calderon-Garciduenas, one of the researchers, said. The researchers found increased levels of the two abnormal proteins – hyperphosphorylated tau and…

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