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Long-Term Ambient Temperature and Externalizing Behaviors in Adolescents
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This study provides the first individual-level epidemiologic evidence supporting the adverse association of long-term ambient temperature and aggression on externalizing behaviors of urban-dwelling adolescents.
Longitudinal Analysis of Particulate Air Pollutants and Adolescent Delinquent Behavior in Southern California
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Overall, these findings suggest that long-term PM2.5 exposure may increase delinquent behavior of urban-dwelling adolescents, with the resulting neurotoxic effect aggravated by psychosocial adversities.
Socioeconomic Disparities and Sexual Dimorphism in Neurotoxic Effects of Ambient Fine Particles on Youth IQ: A Longitudinal Analysis
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Exposure to ambient fine particles at residential locations affects intelligence quotient (IQ) during pre-/early-adolescence and emerging adulthood in a demographically-diverse population residing in Southern California, and increased ambient PM2.5 levels were associated with decreased IQ scores.
Particulate matter and episodic memory decline mediated by early neuroanatomic biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease.
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The findings illustrate the continuum of PM2.5 neurotoxicity that contributes to early decline of immediate free recall/new learning at the preclinical stage, which is mediated by progressive atrophy of grey matter indicative of increased Alzheimer's disease risk, independent of cerebrovascular damage.
Environmental Determinants of Aggression in Adolescents: Role of Urban Neighborhood Greenspace.
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Novel findings support the benefits of neighborhood greenspace in reducing aggressive behaviors of urban-dwelling adolescents, and community-based interventions are needed to determine the efficacy of greenspace as a preemptive strategy to reduce aggressive behaviors in urban environments.
Socioeconomic disparities and sexual dimorphism in neurotoxic effects of ambient fine particles on youth IQ: A longitudinal analysis
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Exposure to ambient fine particles at residential locations affects intelligence quotient (IQ) during pre-/early- adolescence and emerging adulthood in a demographically-diverse population in Southern California, and increased ambient PM2.5 levels were associated with decreased IQ scores.
Outdoor Air Pollution and Brain Structure and Function From Across Childhood to Young Adulthood: A Methodological Review of Brain MRI Studies
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Preliminary findings suggest that outdoor air pollutants may impact MRI brain structure and function, but limitations highlight that the design of future air pollution-neuroimaging studies needs to incorporate a developmental neurosciences perspective, considering the exposure timing, age of study population, and the most appropriate neurodevelopmental milestones.
Particulate Air Pollutants and Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms in Older Women.
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Long-term exposure to ambient fine particles was associated with increased depressive symptoms among older women without prior depression or cognitive impairment, and associations were modestly attenuated among women without dementia.
Exposure to fine particulate matter and temporal dynamics of episodic memory and depressive symptoms in older women.
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The data did not support depressive symptoms as the neuropsychological mediator of accelerated brain aging associated with PM2.5, and findings suggest that PM3.5 neurotoxicity may damage brain areas implicated in EM, followed by manifestation of depressive symptoms.
General and domain-specific cognitive reserve, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia risk in older women
In a geographically diverse sample of women, we asked whether cognitive reserve (CR) is best viewed as a general or cognitive domain‐specific construct and whether some cognitive reserve domains but
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