Beijing: A research team comprising of Chinese, American and British scientists has linked smoking to higher risks of dementia, according to a report. The research results, published in the British Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal, concluded that Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), including smoking and passive smoking, should be considered an important risk factor for severe dementia syndromes, national health-centric newspaper Health News reported today. The research was conducted by a team with Anhui Medical University in China, in cooperation with British and American scientists, Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The team interviewed 5,921 people aged 60 and above in five provinces in China from 2007 to 2009.
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