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Air pollution is a leading risk factor for stroke, global study shows

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3272 (Published 13 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3272
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Air pollution, including environmental and household pollution, is a leading risk factor for stroke and is associated with nearly one in three strokes worldwide, a large study has shown.1

Researchers analysed data on stroke related disability adjusted life years (DALYs) and 17 potentially modifiable risk factors, including air pollution, to estimate how various risk factors contribute to the burden of stroke in 188 countries worldwide.

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