1/28/2014 – Possible Link Between DDT Pesticide Exposure And Alzheimer’s Disease

Jan 28, 2014 Comments Off by

A new study out in JAMA Neurology suggests that higher levels of the pesticide DDT might be linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The keyword here is might, however, since the study was quite small and the connection not clear-cut. Still, there’s certainly a possibility that the long-banned compound could contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s in people who are already at higher genetic risk. In people who are predisposed, DDT might be enough to push vulnerable brain cells over the edge.

Read the full article at Forbes.

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