Air Pollution Shrinking Brains and Causing Brain Stroke

April 25, 2015 8:39 PM

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A Recent reasearch have linked prolonged exposure to air pollution to damage suffered by the brain that includes a decrease in its size, a higher risk for strokes and possibly dementia. The study was conducted by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. They have concluded that the effect of pollution on brain structure will affect cognitive function in middle-aged and old people.

The principle of the study was clear : they examined the brains of 943 patients using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), then they analyzed the exposure of these patients to air pollution and then compared the direct effects that pollution has on the brain. All of the patients included in the study w...

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