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Risk Gene for Alzheimer’s Disease May Aggravate the Health Effects of Air Pollution on Neurodevelopment in Children

In a new study, which analysed data from over 1,600 children attending 39 schools in Barcelona, scientists observed that the association between exposure to traffic-related pollution and adverse effects on neurodevelopment was more marked in the children who carried the ε4 allele of the APOE gene. Carriers of this genetic variant had higher behaviour problem scores and their attention capacity developed more slowly.  Read more...

 

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