Elevated Blood Pressure Could Increase Your Risk Of Dementia

BOSTON (CBS) – Even if your blood pressure is just a little bit elevated, you may be at higher risk of dementia later in life. In a new study, researchers looked at about 10,000 people and found that 50 year olds with systolic blood pressures of 130 or greater had a 45-percent higher risk of dementia later in life, even if they didn’t have evidence of heart or blood vessel-related problems. The medical community used to consider 140/90 as the threshold for high blood pressure, but that threshold was recently lowered to 130/80. However, many patients still aren’t treated until their numbers climb higher than that. This is more evidence that 130/80 is the number to keep in mind when it comes to diagnosing and treating high blood pressure.
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HIGH blood pressure at the age of 50 could increase a person's chances of dementia in later life by 45 per cent, a new study by the European Heart Journal has revealed. Even slightly raised blood pressure at that time in life could lead to the condition.
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Title: High Blood Pressure in Your 50s May Set Stage for DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 12:00:00 AM
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HIGH blood pressure at the age of 50 could increase a person's chances of dementia in later life by 45 per cent, a new study by the European Heart Journal has revealed. Even slightly raised blood pressure at that time in life could lead to the condition.
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