19 Feb '12, 4am

Alzheimer's-like brain changes seen in young who breathed polluted air

Children and young adults from areas with highly polluted air in Mexico had physical and genetic changes in their brains akin to those found in adults with Alzheimer's disease . The changes seen are surprising because they are not supposed to occur in younger brains. Alzheimer's afflicts older adults and those in middle age with specific family genetics. Experts are not sure what causes the onset in older age but think environment might play a role. This study builds on a growing body of research suggesting that air pollution exposure can affect the brain. Previous studies have found links between air pollution exposure and signs of inflammation – a basic body response that indicates injury – in dog and mice brains. The team of researchers from North America examined 43 brains from children and young adults who died in accidents. More than half were younger than 17 years o...

Full article: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/201...

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