People living in areas with less air pollution have a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease. Here are other modifiable contributing factors that raise your risk.
New Evidence Shows Link Between Air Pollution and Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s affects an estimated 5 million Americans and nearly 95% of the world is living in areas where pollution is higher than what the World Health Organization deems safe
Researchers followed two groups of at-risk adults in Europe and the U.S., finding those exposed to less air pollution had a much lower risk of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease
While air pollution originates from gas powered engines and industrial plants, as much as 51% of nitrogen oxides are off gassed in California from synthetic nitrogen fertilizer used in agriculture
Risks associated with air pollution include poor sleep, cardiovascular disease, obesity, lung disease, loss of intelligence and rising problems with seasonal allergies
There are lifestyle choices that affect your risk of developing Alzheimer's, including high blood sugar and insulin resistance, obesity, lack of sleep and sitting for long periods of time