UPDATED NOV 21: Exposure to environmental contaminants and Alzheimer’s disease risk
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for an estimated 60% to 80% of cases.
The exact etiology of Alzheimer's disease remains unclear. It develops as a result of multiple factors: while older age and genetics are the greatest risk factors, the contribution of environmental factors in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease are less studied. Exposures to the various environmental factors including heavy metals, air pollutants, pesticides, nanoparticles containing metals, and industrial chemicals have been shown resulting in higher risk of Alzheimer's disease and/or acceleration of disease progression. Various environmental risk factors and the mechanisms of their impacts on neurodegeneration and cognitive decline will be discussed.
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