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Air pollution may lead to brain inflammation after stroke: Study

Air pollution may lead to brain inflammation after stroke: Study
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New Delhi, May 11 (PTI) Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of inflammation of the brain, and worsen movement disorder after stroke, a study conducted in mice suggests.

Air pollution has been shown to have a negative impact on the prognosis, or likely course, of ischemic stroke, or stroke caused by reduced blood flow to the brain, but the exact mechanism is unknown.

The study, published in the journal Particle and Fibre Toxicology, analysed whether or not increased inflammation of the brain, also known as neuroinflammation, is the main culprit.


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