By Elizabeth Smoots
Many people fear losing their mental abilities as they age. If you were to develop a degenerative brain disease, your quality of life would inevitably fall.
No one really knows what causes degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. The common view is that they’re largely genetic, leading many of us to believe the disorders are beyond our control.
But emerging evidence indicates that toxic environmental exposures, in combination with nutritional, social, and exercise factors, may play a major role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other chronic degenerative diseases, according to Philip Landrigan, MD.
Landrigan is chairman of community and preventive medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
Here I’ve summarized a report from Landrigan and his colleagues about environmental factors that threaten the health of your brain.
Lead: In a study of older men, participants with the highest lead exposure showed.....read the whole thing
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