For the first time, air pollution emerges as a leading risk factor for stroke worldwide
Jun11

For the first time, air pollution emerges as a leading risk factor for stroke worldwide

Air pollution — including environmental and household air pollution — has emerged as a leading risk factor for stroke worldwide, associated with about a third of the global burden of stroke in 2013, according to a new study published in The Lancet Neurology journal. The findings, from an analysis of global trends of risk factors for stroke between 1990-2013, also show that over 90% of the global burden of stroke is linked...

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