Living Near Heavy Traffic Linked To Higher Dementia Risks
If you leave near a major highway, you may face a higher risk of developing neurological problems. A new study claims that there is a link between living near roads with heavy traffic and dementia.
A study published in The Lancet medical journal found that those who lived within 50 meters of roads with high traffic had a higher chance of developing dementia compared to those who live more than 300 meters away, Fox News reported.
Air Pollutants Get Into The Brain Through The Blood Stream
According to BBC, about 50 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. Researchers concluded that air pollutants can get into the brain via the blood stream, which can lead to neurological problems.
For their research, investigators followed about 2 million people in Ontario between 20 and 80 years old from 2001 to 2012. Study results show that there were 243,611 cases of dementia during that period, and compared to people living 300 meters away, the risk was 7 percent higher within 50 meters; 4 percent higher between 50 to 100 meters; and 2 percent higher between 101 to 200 meters.
The Number Of People With Dementia Is Rapidly Increasing
The World Health Organization said that the number of people with dementia is rapidly increasing. This incurable condition is a leading cause of disability and dependency, and is beginning to overtake heart disease as a cause of death in some countries.
This study asks questions about the environments that a lot of people live in, researchers say. David Reynolds, chief scientific officer at Alzheimer's Research UK, said that the study "is interesting in its identification of an association between dementia and major roads." "But if any causal link exists between these two factors, it can't be confirmed by this study," Reynolds added.
Study Shows That Frequent Sauna Can Protect Us From Dementia And Alzheimer's Diseases
Can a frequent sauna bath reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's? Finnish study finds men are 66% less likely to be diagnosed if they take hot relaxing sauna's everyday.
Confirmed: Aluminum Does Cause Alzheimer's
Chris Exley, a professor from the Keele University, has been studying aluminum for 30 years and has confirmed that there is indeed a link between the metal and Alzheimer's disease.
Want To Reduce Dementia Risks? Visit The Sauna Often, Study Suggests
According to a recent study, men who visits the sauna 4-7 times a week were 66% less likely to be diagnosed with dementia.
Caffeine May Help Lower Risk For Dementia
Coffee lovers rejoice as science has proven an important function of caffeine to the brain. Researchers say that it may help in effectively lowering the chances of developing dementia.
Sleeping Too Much Can Be Damaging For Mental Health, New Study Suggests
Considering that the average person needs 7 to 8 hours of sleep, how can a longer duration of sleep affect ones mental health? What are the adverse effects of excessive sleeping that scientists consider as mentally damaging? Is it that serious for it to be associated with mental health? Find out what experts have to say
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Excessive sleep is a symptom of dementia, but not the cause of dementia, researchers have found. The new study also found that people who sleep for over 9 hours every day increase their risks of developing dementia two fold within 10 years. And then, MRI scans of the brain reveal that people who sleep in excess of 9 hours daily have smaller brain volumes compared with those who sleep less.
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