Urban air pollution targets the dorsal vagal complex and dark chocolate offers neuroprotection.

@article{VillarrealCaldern2010UrbanAP,
  title={Urban air pollution targets the dorsal vagal complex and dark chocolate offers neuroprotection.},
  author={Rafael Villarreal-Calder{\'o}n and Ricardo Torres-Jard{\'o}n and Juan Manuel Palacios-Moreno and Norma B Osnaya and Beatriz P{\'e}rez-Guill{\'e} and Robert R. Maronpot and William t. Reed and Hongtu T Zhu and Lilian C. Calderon-Garciduenas},
  journal={International journal of toxicology},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={604-15}
}
Mexico City (MC) residents exposed to fine particulate matter and endotoxin exhibit inflammation of the olfactory bulb, substantia nigra, and vagus nerve. The goal of this study was to model these endpoints in mice and examine the neuroprotective effects of chocolate. Mice exposed to MC air received no treatment or oral dark chocolate and were compared to clean-air mice either untreated or treated intraperitoneally with endotoxin. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β), and CD14… CONTINUE READING