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Researchers want more research into environmental factors and dementia

Researchers want more research into environmental factors and dementia

Experts have a new list of factors drawn up which may affect the development of dementia. On this list under other power lines, a vitamin D deficiency and exposure to air pollution.

This writes the BBC, on the basis of research by the University of Edinburgh, which was published in The Journal of BMC Child. The researchers want that future research on these factors would need to focus.

For this study, 4.784 studies screened.

Dementia is mainly associated with lifestyle: high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, diabetes, depression, low educational attainment, and genetic factors. The researchers say that a third of the risk of the disease unexplained is. Now they want to so is figure out whether there are more factors of influence.

131 million people

Doctor Tom Russ, from the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre, says are pleased with the discovery: “We can do something about environmental factors”.

There are an average of 47 million people worldwide have dementia, in 2015 there are an estimated 131 million.

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