Particulate matter and episodic memory decline mediated by early neuroanatomic biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Younan2019ParticulateMA,
  title={Particulate matter and episodic memory decline mediated by early neuroanatomic biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Diana Younan and Andrew J Petkus and Keith F. Widaman and Xinhui Wang and Ramon Casanova and Mark A. Espeland and Margaret Gatz and Victor W. Henderson and JoAnn E. Manson and Stephen R. Rapp and Bonnie C. Sachs and Marc L. Serre and Sarah A Gaussoin and Ryan T. Barnard and Santiago Saldana and William Vizuete and Daniel P. Beavers and Joel Salinas and Helena Chui and Susan M. Resnick and Sally A. Shumaker and Jiu Chiuan Chen},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2019}
}
Evidence suggests exposure to particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter <2.5 μm (PM2.5) may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Whether PM2.5 alters brain structure and accelerates the preclinical neuropsychological processes remains unknown. Early decline of episodic memory is detectable in preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, we conducted a longitudinal study to examine whether PM2.5 affects the episodic memory decline, and also explored the potential… 

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