Climate change can have harmful effects on the human brain

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Climate change can have harmful effects on the human brain
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Climate change can have harmful effects on the human brain

London: A new study warns that climate change risks worsening brain conditions such as stroke, migraines, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.

In a study published in The Lancet Neurology journal, researchers highlighted the potential effects of climate change on a number of neurological conditions.

Sanjay Sisodia, professor and head of research at University College London’s Queen Square Institute of Neurology, said the evidence was clear for the effects of weather on certain brain conditions, particularly stroke and nervous system infections.

For the study, researchers reviewed data from 332 studies published from 1968 to 2023.

In a news release issued by the university, Prof. Sanjay said that the effects of climate change seen on mental illness include temperature extremes (both low and high) and greater variation in temperature throughout the day (especially when These measurements were climatologically unusual) were included.

The researchers reported that stroke rates increased during high temperatures or heat waves.

Meanwhile, people with dementia were found to be more susceptible to temperature-related conditions such as heat stroke or hypothermia.

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