High blood pressure may threaten the aging brain

New research suggests that high blood pressure ​ later in life may contribute to blood vessel blockages and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease​
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A new study looking at links between hypertension in later life and brain health finds an increased risk of Alzheimer's hallmarks and brain lesions.
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Older people with high systolic blood pressure readings (the top number) had higher risks of having blood vessel blockages in the brain and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease, researchers found in a study that tracked more than 1,300 people until they died.
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For the first time, high blood pressure later in life has been linked to Alzheimer ’s disease, a finding that might help us better understand the condition
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Scientists from Rush Alzheimer ’s Disease Center in Chicago found a link between high blood pressure and brain tangles, but taking blood pressure medications did not make any difference.
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Outside of your genetic makeup, few things are definitively linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative brain conditions. Unlike heart disease, which is affected by behaviors like diet, exercise and smoking, science hasn’t documented many risk factors that make the brain more vulnerable to dementia—although there are hints that things like physical activity and brain games might help to protect against cognitive decline. But in a study published in the journal Neurology, researchers led by Dr. Zoe Arvanitakis, medical director of the Rush Memory Clinic at Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, fi...
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WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 -- Here's yet another reason to get your blood pressure under control: High blood pressure later in life may contribute to blood vessel blockages and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. Tracking...
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DiscussionLater life MCI and DEM were independently associated with midlife vascular risk factors and midlife cognition.
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CHICAGO  (CBS News/AP) – Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years than abstainers. The apparent longevity boost was seen with instant, ground and decaffeinated, results that echo U.S. research. It’s the first large study to suggest a benefit even in people with genetic glitches affecting how their bodies use caffeine. Overall, coffee drinkers were about 10 perce...
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Cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) and subclinical vascular disease are increasingly recognized as important contributors to cognitive decline and incident dementia.1 CVRFs, particularly hypertension, are among the most modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.2 In addition, CVRFs have been associated with subclinical cognitive decrements far preceding the development of clinically significant cognitive impairment.3 –7 Although the precise mechanisms underlying the association of CVRF and cognitive impairment have not been fully elucidated, microvascular disease has been suggested to pla...
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