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Association of long-term exposure to air pollution with late-life depression in older adults

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: Harmful associations were observed between long-term exposure to air pollution and increased risk of a late-life depression diagnosis in this study including 8.9 million Medicare enrollees. 

Authors: Xinye Qiu, Ph.D., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, and Liuhua Shi, Sc.D., of Emory University in Atlanta, are the corresponding authors. 

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